NAIROBI, Kenya – The National Union of Air Transport Employees and the Air Transport Senior Staff Services Association downed equipment on Monday on the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, leaving worldwide passengers stranded. They complained about unpaid wages and dues.
The CEO of NAHCO, Dr. Olusola Obabori, stated the agency regretted the inconvenience brought on by the commercial motion.
“We understand the power of negotiation. The company, which arguably has the best welfare package among the local players in the aviation industry, will do whatever is absolutely necessary to keep its workforce happy, even as it pleases its customers. This situation would be resolved quickly , as it is detrimental to the staff, the company and its valued customers.”
Delta Air Lines, Turkish Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines, Virgin Atlantic Airways, Qatar Airways and Air France-KLM had been a number of the airways for which the agency takes care of their logistics.
It handles check-in, boarding and ramp offerings for a lot of worldwide and home airways.
The National Union of Air Transport Employees and the Air Transport Senior Staff Services Association of Nigeria had final week given a five-day strike discover to NAHCO administration citing gradual progress in wage overview negotiations.
The agency, which not too long ago promoted about 2,000 members of its workforce, requested that expedited negotiations be continued in February to permit the agency to stabilize from the economic influence of latest promotions.
However, NAHCo people prevailed over the protesting employees to shelve their motion. The strike was suspended after a assembly between NUATE, ATSSSAN and agency administration.
The administration of NAHCo as a part of peace measures needed to withdraw the case in opposition to the actions of the people and vacate the courtroom order obtained earlier.
According to a announcement issued by NAHCO, employees welfare negotiations are set to start on Wednesday, January 25, 2023; all negotiations had been to be concluded in the course of the week with a selection for all employees to renew work right away.
Airlines resembling Qatar Airways and RwandAir that had been relieved diverted to Accra and different neighboring nations because the strike motion continued.
Qatar Airlines needed to return to Doha with the identical passengers after it appeared the scenario would take a long term to be resolved.