Unions set to ground flight operations nationwide tomorrow

Aviation workers unions, namely, National Union of Air Transport Employee, (NUATE), Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, (ATSSSAN), Association of Nigeria Aviation Professional, (ANAP), have threatened to ground flight operations nationwide tomorrow, Tuesday, 8th.

According to the NUATE General Secretary, Comrade Ocheme Aba, ATSSSAN Deputy-General Secretary, Comrade Frances Akinjole, the Ministry of Aviation and the aviation agencies have refused to implement the Minimum Wage and Consequential Adjustment since 2019.

According to the union leaders, aviation workers have been directed to commence the total withdrawal of services from midnight of Tuesday 8th of Feb, 2022.

The unions’ leaders further said, “May we advise the managements of FAAN, NCAA, NAMA, NIMET, AIB and NCAT, in conjunction with the Federal Ministry of Aviation, to avert this huge crisis by prevailing on the relevant government agencies to act jointly to ensure that our twin demands are met.

“Accordingly, all branches and State Councils of the undersigned unions are to commence joint and individual mobilisation of aviation workers nationwide and ensure total compliance with this directive in all stations of operations of the six aviation agencies without fail”.

“By this notice, all airlines, ground handling, aviation security/logistics, in-flight catering, and other aviation-related businesses, as well as the travelling and general public, are hereby notified that aviation services will be unavailable as from the given time until the issues are fully resolved”, the unions declared.

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