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Unions sign major agreement to improve terms and conditions

08 Oct 2019

Around 8,000 maritime workers in Nigeria will benefit from a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA) signed by two unions.

The Nigerian Merchant Officers and Water Transport Staff Association and the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria signed the CBA with the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency.

The unions represent seafarers, inland waterway workers and fishers who will see improved terms and conditions.

Furthermore, the agreement gives unions an avenue to enter into further CBAs with companies trading on the waters in and around Nigeria, and gives the unions the right to enforce the requirement to have Nigerian crew working on vessels moving between Nigeria ports.

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