By Teslim Olawore
All Unions in the Nigerian Aviation industry are set to join in a planned Strike action by Labour unions over the country’s minimum wage, scheduled to commence on Tuesday, November 6th. News gathered that the unions backed the agitations of the Nigeria Labour Congress(NLC), Trade Union Congress(TUC) and the United Labour Congress (ULC) to ensure that workers were appropriately paid their wages.
The unions: National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE), Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (ATSSSAN), National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers (NAAPE) and the Association of Nigeria Aviation Professionals (ANAP) in a notice dated November 3, 2018, said that they would join actively in the strike to call for improved wages for it members.
The notice was signed by Comrades Temenu Akinola (NUATE), Frances Akinjole (ATSSSAN), Ocheme Aba (NAAPE) and Abdulrasaq Saidu for ANAP. They stated that the Nigerian airspace would be shut down from 12 am on November 6, 2018. The notice also applied to all businesses and agencies involved with aviation.
The notice read in part: “In complying with the directive of the labour centers, therefore, we issue this notice to all workers in the aviation sector to withdraw all services from 00:00hrs of November 6, 2018. “For emphasis, all workers must adhere with this directive as our unions will not tolerate any sabotage of the strike.”