Flight operations set to be grounded as aviation workers join NLC strike Monday

Chinazor Megbolu    |   
Barring last minute truce, flight operations will on Monday be grounded indefinitely as the four aviation unions have declared their readiness to join the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in its scheduled strike scheduled for Monday.
In a statement at the weekend, the unions mandated workers in the aviation industry to withdraw their services from Monday, September 28, 2020.
The four unions joining the strike are the National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE), National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers (NAAPE), Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (ATSSSAN) and the Association of Nigeria Aviation Professionals (ANAP).
According to the groups; “as you are aware, the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) have declared indefinite nationwide strike action with effect from Monday, September 28, 2020.
“Our unions as above named are in full support of the strike action.
“As such, all workers in the aviation sector are hereby directed to withdraw their services at all aerodromes nationwide as from 00hrs of 28th September 2020 until otherwise communicated by the NLC/TUC or our unions. All workers shall comply.”
Recall that the NLC is protesting the removal of fuel subsidy and the implementation of cost-reflective electricity tariff in the country.

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