Unions take over Aero office over labour matters

CEO of Aero, Capt. Fola Akinkuotu

The National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers (NAAPE), Air Transport Senior Staff Services Association (ATSSSAN) and National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE) this morning take over the premises of Aero at the domestic wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport.

The action followed the airline’s indefinite suspension of all its scheduled operations and sending its workers on compulsory and indefinite leave.

News Gazette gathered that as early as 6.30am, the airline’s corporate headquarters was swarmed with the union workers as well as staff of the defunct airline who chanted ‘we no go gree’ and other protest songs.

The unions said yesterday that they would meet with the airline’s management to discuss the exit plans for their staff members, saying it would be unfair if they (staff members) were left high and dry.

As of the time of filing this report, it was uncertain whether any staff of the rested airline was in the office.

The airline shuts down all its scheduled flights beginning from today and about 1, 400 staff are affected by the action.

Stay with News Gazette for details as events unfold.




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