Just In: Nigeria Aviation Sector Threatens To Shut Down Operations

The unions in the aviation sector have threatened to shut down operations at the Murtala Muhammed Airport 2, Lagos on Wednesday, October 10, over alleged sacking of 20 employees who indicated interest to join the union.
The unions are: The National Union of Air Transport Employees; Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria; and the National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers.
The notice of strike dated October 5 was jointly signed by the General Secretary of NUATE, Mr. Olayinka Abioye; General Secretary, ATSSSAN, Mr. Frances Akinjole; and General Secretary, NAAPE, Mr. Ocheme Aba.

The unions said all services to MMA2 would be withdrawn effective October 10 unless the management fully reinstates all the affected workers without loss of pay or seniority.

They also advised the management to recognise the unions and allow the unhindered processes of unionisation in BASL, in compliance with extant labour laws.
“By this notice, all aviation workers connected with MMA2, including the employees of BASL, are hereby directed to withdraw their services as above notified and join other members in the organised protest activities at the terminal on that date as from 6 A.M.

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