PNG Maritime Unionseeks Oppositions Help

The opposition leader Belden Namah and his deputy, Sam Besil were met bythPNG Maritime Union atthe Nadzab airport in Lae yesterday overthe stevedoring issue.

The union presented a petition containingtheir grievances.

Beth Namah and Besil were scheduled to visitthe rural electricity program at Beang inthe Belolo/Wau District but could not avoidthe outspoken concern ofthPNG Maritime Union who has opposedthPNG Ports Corporation for seeking a new stevedoring company atthe Lae wharf.

The Union representatives presented a petition that contains some oftheir outstanding demands that have been overlooked bythPNG Ports Corporation.

The opposition leader says he will pursuethe petition onthe floor of parliament to resolvethe Union’s grievances.

Copies ofthe petition were also presented to various members in Morobe Province includingthPNG Ports Corporation CEO, Stanley Alphones.

The Union claimed thatthere were no proper consultation betweenthPNG Port and stevedoring company partly owned by landowners.

The petition presented tothe opposition leader and his deputy yesterday is expected to provide a way forward in addressingthe Union’s outstanding demands.

Edwin Fidelis, National EMTV News_LAE

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