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Aviation Unions Strike: Foreign, domestic flights may shut down tomorrow

Aviation Unions say there is no going back on the total showdown of aviation activities in the country tomorrow and Tuesday.

The unions had earlier in a notice to their members across airports in the country and aviation agencies issued a two-day warning strike to press home their demands for workers entitlements.

Their demands include approval and implementation of the agreement Condition of Service, CoS, as agreed between them and the agencies by the Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission and the Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation.

Others are; non-implementation of minimum wage consequential adjustments and arrears for the Nigeria Meteorological Agency, NiMet since 2019 and the planned demolition exercise of all the agency buildings in Lagos by the Minister of Aviation for an airport city project.

Secretary General, National Union of Transport Employees, NUATE, Comrade Ocheme Aba said, all that the unions want is not an appeal or negotiation but implementation of their demands.

”Nothing has changed as at this moment so, for now there is tangle on ground from my point of view. It will be a total shutdown across all airports in the country, we express our regret that this unfortunate thing will affect some innocent passengers. Unfortunately, we don’t have any option at this moment but for sure it will affect travel and that is why we gave our notice early enough so that people could make alternative arrangement”.

Also Secretary General, Association of Nigeria Aviation Professionals, ANAP, Comrade Abdulrazak Saidu emphasized that, if the two-day warning strike failed to achieve its purpose, they would embark on an indefinite strike.

”There is no going back, we have written to the foreign airlines, written to the government and we are tired, the issue of 7/8 years has not been resolved and so there is no going back on our warning strike. If the warning strike last, we will go to indefinite strike and so heaven cannot fall. We want them to pay NiMet minimum wage consequential adjustment with arrears and to release the whole condition of service of over 7 years ago, otherwise, we will embark on indefinite strike”.

The scribes of the unions, National Union of Air Transport Employees, Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, Association of Nigeria Aviation Professionals, National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers and the Amalgamated Union of Public Corporation Civil Service Technical and Recreation Services Employees are currently meeting in Lagos to mobilize for tomorrow’s commencement of the two-day warning strike.

 

The scribes of the unions, National Union of Air Transport Employees, Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, Association of Nigeria Aviation Professionals, National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers and the Amalgamated Union of Public Corporation Civil Service Technical and Recreation Services Employees are currently meeting in Lagos to mobilize for tomorrow’s commencement of the two-day warning strike.

Source:https://radionigerialagos.gov.ng/aviation-unions-say-no-going-back-on-warning-strike-tomorrow-urge-passengers-to-make-alternative-arrangements/

 

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