Strike: Flight operations resume at Lagos airport, others

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Aviation unions have opened barricaded airport terminals, following the suspension of an indefinite strike by the Nigerian Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress.

The General Secretary, Air Traffic Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (ATSSSAN), Mr Francis Akinjole, mentioned that the strike was ‘relaxed’ for every week to allow the unions to proceed talks with the Federal Government on a brand new minimal wage.

Akinjole mentioned that every one blocked entry factors on the home airport terminals I (General Aviation Terminal) and II (Murtala Muhammed Airport II, Lagos) and others had been opened.

Similarly, the President General of the Association of Nigerian Aviation Professionals (ANAP), Mr Alale Adedayo, mentioned that the organised labour had accepted the Federal Government’s supply for continued negotiations.

Adedayo mentioned that flight operations had re-started on the home wing of the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Ikeja.

The News Agency of Nigeria stories that actions on the home wing are in full swing.

Passengers have been seen boarding Value Jet, Ibom Air, Arik Air and United Nigeria Airline at Murtala Mohammed Airport II managed by Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Ltd.

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A Value Jet passenger going to Abuja, Muyioluwa Maraiyese, mentioned that he anticipated the labour unions to barricade roads throughout the strike to disallow street transport since they disrupted flight operations.

However, on the Lagos to Abuja check-in stand of the Air Peace, it was introduced that flights had been rescheduled.

An aggrieved passenger of the airline, Monalisa Phillip, mentioned that the airline didn’t give any motive for the flight re-scheduling.

It has been reported that the NLC and TUC on Tuesday suspended the indefinite strike for every week to allow continued negotiations with the Federal Government on a brand new minimal wage.

The unions launched into the strike on Monday following the inconclusiveness of negotiations on a brand new minimal wage




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