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Nigerian Ports on Indefinite Strike
Port of Calabar, Nigeria
As of yesterday, 3 July 2019, all
Nigeria’s dockers have been on strike.
On 2 July, the Maritime Workers
Union of Nigeria (MWUN) appealed to all dock workers to go on strike in support
of a claim for unpaid wages from the stevedores employed by the International
Oil Companies (IOC).
According to the Nigeria
Tribune, on 3 July:
As early as 6:00 a.m., the
gates leading into Nigeria’s busiest port, Apapa and Tin-Can ports were shut
and all vehicular movement restricted.
At about 8:45 a.m., the
seaport workers softened their stance and allowed only private vehicles into
the ports, barring all container trucks from entering into the ports.
Budd Nigeria advises that
the strike which has been called for an indefinite period has brought all of
Nigeria’s ports to a standstill.
Watch this space for updates.
Information provided by Budd Nigeria