Breaking: Aviation Workers Suspend Planned Strike, Gives Reason

Breaking: Aviation Workers Suspend Planned Strike, Gives Reason

  • A coalition of aviation workers’ unions, earlier notified airlines and the public of total withdrawal of air travel services come February 8 in protest against poor welfare
  • According to the union, the industrial action will ground both local and international flight services nationwide
  • The action took a different turn today as the union have called off the industrial action after reaching an agreement with the federal government

The Aviation unions in the country have suspended the planned industrial action slated for this Tuesday, February 8, 2022, after the Federal Government agreed to implement the minimum wage/consequential adjustment and approve the reviewed Conditions of Service (CoS).

Leadership reports that at the end of the meeting where the agreement was reached, it was concluded that by March 31, the Ministry of Aviation must ensure the approval, release and implementation of the reviewed CoS for all the workers in the agencies under the aviation ministry.

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Consequently, after the agreement was signed, the seven-day ultimatum issued for a planned industrial action was suspended.

Breaking: Aviation Workers Suspend Planned Strike, Gives Reason
A Port Health Service staff member stands next to a thermal scanner as passengers arrive at the MMIA in Lagos, Nigeria, on January 27, 2019. Photo credit: PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP
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The meeting agreed that those that have exited the system during the period to date would also be paid their arrears.

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Aviation Authority moves against corrupt officials in Lagos, Abuja

The Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) recently announced that it has apprehended 90 staff in Lagos and Abuja airports for various corrupt practices.

The airport authority said those arrested were involved in shady deals as well as aiding passengers with fake COVID-19 test results.

They were also accused of giving unauthorized yellow cards for those traveling, cheating travellers under the guise of helping them with their boarding passes and acting as middlemen between passengers and airlines.

FAAN sanctions security operatives for alleged extortion

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Recall that in December 2021, the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria threatened to sanction security agencies including heads of military and paramilitary organisations at the Lagos airport over alleged extortion.

FAAN disclosed that no fewer than six staff of various security agencies were caught on camera extorting air travellers.

The aviation boss, Capt. Yadudu said the authority would forward the details of indicted security officers to their various headquarters, while also alerting the Office of the National Security Adviser for appropriate action.


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