Aviation Workers Fail To Join Nationwide Strike

Workers unions in the Aviation industry have failed to participate in the indefinite nationwide strike called by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC).

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Recall that the Organised Labour on Monday directed its members to commence mobilisation for a nationwide strike over the assault on the NLC President, Joe Ajaero.

Addressing journalists at the NLC National Secretariat in Abuja, President of the TUC, Festus Osifo, said the strike would remain until the governments at all levels wake up to their responsibility.

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He, therefore, directed its affiliates to implement the resolutions of the National Executive Council (NEC).

Speaking on the matter, the General Secretary of the Nigerian Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE), Comrade Ocheme Aba, said the unions in the aviation sector would not participate in the strike immediately.

In a chat with Nairametrics, the NUATE scribe stated that if the strike lingered for too long, the unions might join the action in the coming days.

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He said: None of us (aviation unions) is joining the action immediately. But, we will look at how events unfold to know if we will join the action later, but as it stands, we are not joining in the action immediately.”

It was learned that the delay of the aviation unions to participate in the strike may not be unconnected to the planned Annual General Meeting (AGM) of NUATE, which starts in Benin, Edo State capital, on Wednesday

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