Tuesday, 30 October 2012

FG Vows To Stop Casualisation Of Workers In Maritime And Other Sectors

 The federal government has vowed to put an end to casualization in the maritime and other sectors of the economy through a new employment policy that would be rolled out soon to sanitize the industries

 The Minister of Labour and Productivity, made this known in Abuja while flagging off the 2012 conference and commissioning of the new National Headquarters of the Maritime workers Union of Nigeria

The Minister who lauded the industrial peace and harmony in the Maritime sector said reforms carried out in the oil and Gas industry by the government would be extended to the telecommunications and the Maritime Sectors

President General, Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria,(MWUN) said while extreme casualization is no longer tolerated in the industry, the union has equally commenced training and retraining of its members to meet up with global best practices at the nation's sea ports

He added that the union has embarked on social welfare scheme for workers in the lower income bracket who constitute the vast majority of the terminal operations workforce

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