Unionists laud association for securing salary increment, boosting welfare of seafarers
Members of the Nigerian Merchant Navy Officers and Water Transport Senior Staff Association (NMNOWTSSA) have applauded its National President, Bob Yousou and executives for the Collective Bargaining Agreements (CBA) for improved welfare packages that ensure Nigerian Seafarers are paid in line with the international best practice.
The union stated this while taking stock of achievements of the present executives led by Yousou as they clocked one year in office.
The members also applauded the leadership for engaging employers of labour on increment of workers’ salaries and securing the union’s membership in International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) for effective representation.
In a statement by the General Secretary, John Aleakhue Okpono, the union said Yousuo concluded several CBAs for better welfare of Nigeria Seafarers with the appointment of advisory elders council poised to engage stakeholders on constructive issues on maritime labour matters.
Speaking on the stakeholders engagement in the maritime sector, the union said the National President has had robust relationship with stakeholders like the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Nigerian Association of Master Mariners (NAMM) , Marine Engineering Society of Nigeria, Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) & International Transport Workers Federation (ITF).
The union added that Yousou has also introduced cooperative to better the lots of members, while also securing a befitting National Secretariat with modern facilities for ease of operation and staff comfort, as well as for the growth and development of the association.