Whereas firms in different sectors have laid off staff and reduce wages, the Nigeria Maritime Employees Union has threatened to conflict with any maritime firm that plans to put off its staff with out work.
The Union of Maritime Employees of Nigeria has acknowledged that it’ll resist any try by the corporate to downsize within the trade.
The union president, Adewale Adeyanju, mentioned firms shouldn’t undertake such cost-saving measures, since staff shouldn’t be blamed for the coronavirus pandemic.
The virus, which was first recorded in Nigeria in late February, had grown to greater than 2,000 in two months, affecting enterprise exercise within the course of. The closure additionally exacerbated the scenario because the motion and companies have been restricted to important actions.
Nigeria’s economic system had been negatively affected by COVID-19, which led many employers to put off their staff, whereas providing pay cuts to workers whose contracts weren’t terminated; and based on Adeyanju, it’s a type of punishment on staff.
He acknowledged that the Union of Maritime Employees of Nigeria will apply each methodology offered by regulation to problem any delivery firm that decides to take the trail of decreasing prices that negatively impacts its workers.
“In very clear phrases, we condemn this try to show staff’ rights over administration’s pecuniary features with out recourse to regular consideration and processes.
“It’s unusual that staff are topic to punishment for a scenario that’s fully outdoors their space of management.
“This we’ll resist and we’ll resist with all of the arsenals at our disposal below the regulation. Any administration that considers such a trick is topic to it.
“Essentially the most disappointing is the proof of the identical unscrupulous path of slicing the salaries, wages and allowances of our members with none possible trigger.” It was quoted in a Punch report.
Adeyanju mentioned that regardless of the workers who play the main position within the revenues generated by the businesses, the employees are nonetheless on the finish of the reception. He additionally applauded the assertion of the Nigerian Labor Congress (NLC) that the deduction in wages, salaries, allowances and discount of labor power throughout this era was unlawful.