Staff of Arik Air will today embark on an indefinite strike action today (Tuesday) over non-payment of seven months’ salaries.
Report has it that Arik Air staffs were directed to embark on the strike by the National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers, National Union of Air Transport Employees and Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria. The unions also called for total unionization of Arik’s employees in compliance with extant labour laws and with respect to the constitution of the country; PUNCH reports.
“Towards the full realization of the strike action, all aviation workers, in complete solidarity with their enslaved comrades in Arik Air, shall withdraw all services being rendered by third parties,” the unions said in the statement.
“In the above respect, all ground handling services, security clearance for Arik Air ticket holders, marshalling, aviation fuel supply, air traffic control, safety inspection, etc. will be completely withdrawn.” (Culled from Punch)