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MWUN PLAYS HOST TO ITF COORDINATOR, ANNICA

L: Comrade (Prince) Dr. Adeyanju Adewale, fnli, HFCPSP - President General (MWUN), Mrs. Barning Annica Marie - ITF London Coordinator
L: Comrade (Prince) Dr. Adeyanju Adewale, fnli, HFCPSP – President General (MWUN), Mrs. Barning Annica Marie – ITF London Coordinator

The Maritime Workers’ Union of Nigeria (MWUN) under the leadership of Comrade (Prince) Dr. Adewale Adeyanju, fnli, HFCPSP, plays host to Mrs. Barning Annica Marie, the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) London, Project Coordinator on Maritime Affiliate Support project (MAS) for ITF, who paid a working visit to the Maritime Workers’ Union of Nigeria from London on the 22nd of April, 2024.

Comrade Adeyanju commended Mrs. Annica for finding time to visit Nigeria for the very first time since being the Coordinator of the MAS project and also acknowledging the tremendous roles she has been playing on behalf of the Maritime Workers’ Union of Nigeria in respect of the MAS project in the country.

Center: Comrade (Prince) Dr. Adeyanju Adewale, fnli, HFCPSP - President General (MWUN); R: Mrs. Barning Annica Marie - ITF London Coordinator; L: Comrade Funmi Fasan, Vice President General (MWUN)
Center: Comrade (Prince) Dr. Adeyanju Adewale, fnli, HFCPSP – President General (MWUN); R: Mrs. Barning Annica Marie – ITF London Coordinator; L: Comrade Funmi Fasan, Vice President General (MWUN)

The MAS project has been described as very significant in the lives of the Nigerian Seafarers, which also stands to better the lots of the Union in terms of increase in membership; for a better negotiation on Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) with affiliate companies to the Maritime Workers’ Union of Nigeria, which will bring about a minimum standard of remuneration across board for all Seafarers in Nigeria, that is the National Joint Industrial Council (NJIC), where Seafarers salaries are paid in hard currency (Dollars). This project had also put the country’s Seafarers as the highest paid globally. The project is also making sure that Seafarers get their certificate of competence seamlessly from NIMASA amongst others.

Center: Comrade (Prince) Dr. Adeyanju Adewale, fnli, HFCPSP - President General (MWUN); 4th from R: Mrs. Barning Annica Marie - ITF London Coordinator and other national members of MWUN
Center: Comrade (Prince) Dr. Adeyanju Adewale, fnli, HFCPSP – President General (MWUN); 4th from R: Mrs. Barning Annica Marie – ITF London Coordinator and other national members of MWUN

Mrs. Annica in response praised Dr. Adewale Adeyanju, who is the Vice President ITF Global,  Executive Board Member ITF Global, and Chairman ITF Africa, for his visionary leadership for the Union and also for having great passion for Workers welfare and for inspiring women inclusiveness in the Union.

Comrade (Prince) Dr. Adeyanju Adewale, fnli, HFCPSP - President General (MWUN), Mrs. Barning Annica Marie - ITF London Coordinator and other executives MWUN
Comrade (Prince) Dr. Adeyanju Adewale, fnli, HFCPSP – President General (MWUN), Mrs. Barning Annica Marie – ITF London Coordinator and other executives MWUN

The workaholic ITF Coordinator noted that she will take back to ITF London the huge progress so far made by the Union concerning the MAS project in the country and that in spite of some challenges, the project still leave much to be desired in this all fruitful programme in Nigeria. Mrs. Annica promised to return to Nigeria towards making sure that the MAS project hits its desired target for the Union.

E- Signed

Comrade John Kennedy Ikemefuna, Head of Media, MWUN

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