Workers begin warning strike as Airlines postpone flights halt

The Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON) resolved late yesterday to suspend its threat to halt flights from today in their interest and national economy.

However, aviation workers nationwide will begin a two-day warning strike today to protest the Federal Government’s alleged failure to implement their negotiated conditions of service.

The absence of these workers will cost the flight experience some hitches.

In a statement yesterday, AON explained that it decided to suspend the ‘no flights’ threat following numerous calls from the highest echelons in government that promised to urgently intervene in the crises faced by its members.

The statement reads: ‘ “We have also reached this decision with the highest consideration for our esteemed customers who have been faced with uncertainty over the last few days and to enable them to have access to travel to their various destinations for the time being during the period of discussions with relevant authorities.

“Given the above and the interest of national economy and security considerations, AON hereby wishes to notify the general public that the earlier announced shutdown of operations on May 9, 2022, is hereby suspended in good faith pending the outcome of hopefully fruitful engagement with government.”

Meanwhile, workers of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), and Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET), and others have been directed by their unions to stay away from work today and tomorrow.



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