Aviation Unions Back Labour Strike, To Shut Airspace

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Murtala Muhammad International Airport, Lagos
Aviation Unions Back Labour Strike, To Shut Airspace - Vantage News Nigeria
Murtala Muhammad International Airport, Lagos

The National Union of Air Transport Employees, National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers, Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria and the Association of Nigeria Aviation Professionals are expected to join the planned strike by the Organised Labour nationwide slated for Monday.

The unions have asked their members to withdraw services from all aerodromes nationwide indefinitely.

The General Secretary of the National Union of Aviation Employees, Aba Ocheme told newsmen “Sure. Airports will not operate from Monday.”

A statement from the unions on Friday read, “As you are aware, the NLC and 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.”

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