Aero airline workers continue protest

The staff of Aero Contractors are protesting against unfair working conditions.

Some workers of Aero Contractors airline, on Monday, continued with the protest against the airline’s management over staff welfare.

The workers had on March 13 started the protest, which grounded operations of the airline at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos.

The workers belong to the Air Transport Senior Staff Service Association of Nigeria, ATSSSAN, and the National Union of Air Transport Employees, NUATE.

Members of the unions were seen marching toward the airport early on Monday, displaying placards with various inscriptions.

The Acting General Secretary, ATSSSAN, Olayinka Abioye, said that the airline’s management, during the weekend, called the workers to resume duty, but unfortunately they (workers) got there to find the gates locked.

He said that 300 members of staff, whose names were displayed on the office gate, were directed to resume, while 700 others were asked to re-apply to the airline through its website.

“The management pasted the names of 300 staff members to resume duty this morning, while 700 workers were locked out; the 300 included the pilots and engineers of the airline.

“This is just to create division between the workers; we are all ready to work if the airline management opens their gates, so that we can contribute our quota to the industry,” he said.

Mr. Abioye said that the unions were waiting for the decision of the Industrial Arbitration Court before deciding their next line of action.

Following the action of the workers, the airline’s counters at the MMA 2 were still empty as at noon on Monday.



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