MWUN commends Intels’ work environment

The Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) on Tuesday said the management of Integrated Logistic Services Nigeria Ltd., had provided ‘a conducive work environment for both staff and stakeholders.

The President-General of the union, Mr Tony Nted, stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.
NAN reports that Intels was established in 1982 at Onne Port Complex and the company has since become a major participant in the development of the Oil and Gas Free Zone.
Nted said the commendation was an appreciation of the fact that the management of Intels deemed it fit to consider its workers’ well-being.
He said that it was not enough for firms operating seaport terminals to talk about safety and health in theory, but these should be demonstrated as Intels had shown.
Nted urged other terminal operators to emulate Intels, adding that a decent work environment showed how a company valued its workforce.
``People should go to Onne and see what Intels is doing. The environment is so tidy.
``They sweep and keep the place tidy, unlike what goes on in some other work environment when we talk about health and safety in the port.
``In some terminals, workers work under dehumanising environment which affects their health.
``It will be worthy that other terminals do exactly what Intels is doing with its work environment to give the workers a sense of belonging,’’ Nted said.
He said that Intels had shown commitment to its work environment with proper management of the quay aprons and ensuring thorough clean-up.
Nted said it was only natural that workers rarely fell ill when working in a conducive environment, ``besides being motivated on the job’’.