Association hails move to resolve feud in Enugu transport unions
THE Enugu branch of the Road Transport Employers’ Association ofNigeria (RTEAN), has commended the Federal Ministry of Labour and Productivity for the steps so far taken to resolve the ongoing rift between it and National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in the state over management of parks.
The Federal Ministry of Labour and Productivity had after last Sunday’s meeting in Abuja, arising from a petition from NURTW against
RTEAN, mandated the national leadership of both unions to jointly visit the disputed parks in Enugu and report back to the ministry so as to resolve the crisis.
The Chairman of RTEAN in Enugu State, Mr. Chidi Aniagu, who received the delegation of national leaderships of NURTW and RTEAN on fact-finding mission, said he was hopeful their visit would end the feud.
The delegation of the two unions accompanied by the state leaderships of RTEAN and NURTW had visited disputed parks, which included Garriki
Mini-Bus Park, Timber Park and Chris Chemist, where members freely aired their views on the dispute.
RTEAN and NURTW members in the state have embroiled in crisis for some time now over who owns and controls some motor parks in the state
NURTW had during their courtesy visit to state governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi recently, accused RTEAN of causing trouble and instigating crisis in motor-parks in Enugu State, an accusation RTEAN denied.