November 29, 2022



New Act: NIMASA working to include revised seafarers working situations – Jamoh

The Director-Normal of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Security Company (NIMASA) Dr. Bashir Jamoh has acknowledged {that a} revised working situation for Nigerian Seafarers is a serious element of the proposed assessment of the NIMASA Act and the Service provider Transport Act at present earlier than the Nationwide Meeting for consideration.

Dr. Jamoh spoke on the inauguration of the Tripartite Nationwide Joint Industrial Council (NJIC) assembly for the assessment of minimal requirements for Nigerian Seafarers hosted by the company in Lagos.

In response to him; “The continuing assessment by the NJIC is well timed as a result of it comes at a time once we are within the means of reviewing each the NIMASA Act and the Service provider Transport Act with the outcomes of the tripartite negotiations by the NJIC to be inputed into each Amendments to make sure that they’re binding”.

“The significance of this gathering is decided by the necessity for satisfactory compensation, remunerations and office situations for Nigerian Seafarers, and for employers of labour to make sure accountable Situations of Service guiding seafarer employment in keeping with international finest practices”, he added.

NIMASA had beforehand led negotiations alongside the NJIC, Maritime Staff Union of Nigeria (MWUN) and related stakeholders to extend dockworkers wages and entitlements via the Collective Bargaining Settlement (CBA) initiative in 2018 which resulted in improved situations for Nigerian dockworkers.

Additionally talking on the occasion, the Government Director Maritime Labour and Cabotage Providers, Engr. Victor Ochei, who additionally serves because the Chairman of the NJIC, emphasised on the advantages of the continued assessment for the Nigerian Maritime sector as a complete?

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In his phrases, “So far, the regulation of the minimal requirements of dwelling and dealing situation of seafarers via the instrument of the Collective Bargaining Settlement course of has created a harmonious working relationship between stakeholders, seafarer employers and the employees within the nation’s maritime labour sector”.

“A assessment of the Collective Bargaining Settlement is required for improved wages and dwelling requirements for Seafarers working in Nigeria’s in territorial waters, who undoubtedly are an integral a part of the maritime sector”, he added.