Metro Nigeria: Aviation Workers Suspend Strike After Shutting Down Arik Air



Nigeria's aviation unions who shut down Arik Air operations on Tuesday have called off their crippling strike.

The unions had embarked on the joint strike following the airline’s failure to pay seven months’ salary arrears and other alleged anti-labour practices.

The strike had crippled the operations of Arik Air, with hundreds left stranded.

However a communique signed by the leadership of the unions on Tuesday, Arik Air management and a representative of the NCAA, said the unions agreed to call off the strike after exhaustive
deliberations with the management of Arik Air and the NCAA.

The communique said that Arik Air, at the meeting, agreed to pay the outstanding October salaries on or before December 23, while that of November would be paid on or before December 31.

“The unions are to submit the acknowledged copies of the letters forwarding membership forms of their prospective members to the NCAA and NCAA shall forward same to the management of Arik Air to do the needful.

“A committee to review the circumstances of all laid-off employees, made up of one member from each union and Arik Air, was constituted, to be inaugurated on Jan. 10, 2017.

“The Hawker fleet employees are exempted from the review,” the communique said.

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