The Maritime Staff Union of Nigeria (MWUN) has kicked towards the choice of Intels Providers Nigeria Restricted, a agency partly owned by ex-Vice President Atiku Abubakar to put off 600 employees.
These affected included employees in Rivers and Warri operational areas of the corporate.
MWUN acknowledged the corporate additionally just lately declared 30 employees redundant in Onne Port.
In a letter addressed to the Managing Director of Intels Providers Nigeria Restricted, the Secretary Common of MWUN, Comrade Felix Akingboye, described the choice to sack the employees as “illegal.”
The letter was copied to the Managing Director – Nigerian Ports Authority; President – Nigeria Labour Congress; Commissioner of Police, Jap Port Police Command, Port Harcourt; Government Director – Marine and Operations (NPA); DSS Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
Others have been: Chairman – Advisory Council, MWUN; Chairman – NLC State Council, Port Harcourt, River State; President/Gen. Secr. – Dockworkers Department; President/Gen. Secr. – NPA Department; President/Gen. Secr. – Transport Department; President/Gen. Secr. – Seamen/NIWA W. T. Department and the District Chairman/Secretary – Onne Port.
The union gave Intels a seven-day ultimatum to withdraw the sack letters and recall the affected employees or face complete shut down of its operations nationwide.
The letter reads: “Over time the welfare advantages of your workers (Intels Nig. Ltd.) and that of your subsidiary Firm, AMS, has all the time been the product of joint negotiation between your administration and the union. In different phrases, the workers of the principal (Intels Nigeria Ltd) and its subsidiary AMS take pleasure in the identical welfare advantages.
“Just lately, your administration declared about 30 of its workers redundant and the union was duly consulted, and a joint communiqué between administration and the union was issued after due negotiation.
“Regrettably nonetheless, we’re knowledgeable that your administration has terminated its contract with AMS which has led to over 600 employees (who’re our members) being declared redundant with out due recourse to the union for the negotiation of their terminal advantages.
“Letters of termination/redundancy, we’re knowledgeable, had already been served on the employees. This unfair labour follow just isn’t acceptable to us.
“I’ve been directed to concern your administration with a seven day discover efficient from the date of this ultimatum, inside which to withdrawal all of the letters of termination/redundancy served on the employees and recall them to obligation, in any other case, we will be compelled to withdraw our companies out of your terminal on the expiration of the discover.
“We demand that established order ante ought to stay pending when a administration/union assembly is convened to barter their exit and cost of terminal advantages.”