Maritime workers have issued a warning of a potential nationwide strike if the Federal Government proceeds with its plan to automatically deduct 50% from the revenue earned by the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA).
This caution was conveyed in a joint statement by the Senior Staff Association of Statutory Corporations and Government-Owned Companies (SSASCGOC) and the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) in Lagos.
The statement, signed by the Presidents of both unions, Mr. Akinola Bodunde and Mr. Adewale Adeyanju respectively, highlighted that they have already sent a letter to the President concerning this matter.
The unions emphasized that if the decision is not reversed, it will result in the withdrawal of workers and a complete shutdown of ports across the country.
They are advocating for a 30% deduction from NPA’s revenue instead of the proposed 50%.