The National association of aircraft Pilots and Engineers, Nationwide Union of Air Transport Workers and Air Transport Companies Senior Workers Affiliation of Nigeria have directed employees of Arik Air to start an indefinite strike motion right this moment (Tuesday) over non-fee of seven months’ salaries.
The strike, based on a press release collectively signed by Abba Ocheme, Olayinka Abioye and Francis Akinjole, on behalf of the three unions, will proceed till the administration of Arik Air pays the arrears of seven months’ salaries and provides a dedication to pay salaries as and when due.
The unions additionally referred to as for whole unionisation of Arik’s workers in compliance with extant labour legal guidelines and with respect to the structure of the nation.
Additionally they requested the administration of Arik Air to recall all sacked staff, who had been allegedly victimised for his or her roles within the effort to result in unionisation within the firm.
Another points that the unions need settled earlier than calling off the strike embrace the fast assessment of all worker remuneration, which they acknowledged had remained the identical for the reason that inception of Arik Air over 10 years in the past, and rapid graduation of negotiations on the circumstances of service to be concluded inside 4 weeks.
Others are remittance of pension, tax and statutory deductions to the suitable authorities and compliance by the administration of the service with the expatriate quota legislation.
“In direction of the complete realisation of the strike motion, all aviation employees, in full solidarity with their enslaved comrades in Arik Air, shall withdraw all companies being rendered by third events,” the unions stated within the assertion.
They said that the aviation employees can be supported by staff from all different sectors all through the nation to underscore the seriousness of the matter at hand.
The union added, “Within the above respect, all floor dealing with companies, safety clearance for Arik Air ticket holders, marshalling, aviation gasoline provide, air visitors management, security inspection, and many others. might be fully withdrawn.”
Arik Air’s spokesperson, Mr. Ola Adebanji, couldn’t be reached for feedback. He didn’t reply calls put by means of to his cell phone and failed to answer a textual content message despatched to him on the topic.
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