Unions in the aviation industry are again irked over the failure of the Management of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), to come out with the new approved condition of service after the crossing of the T’S and dotting of I’s.
To this end, the unions have given till the end of August for the NAMA Management to provide the new condition of service to the workers or face industrial action.
The unions which comprised the National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE), Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (ATSSSAN), Association of Nigeria Aviation Professionals (ANAP) and the Amalgamated Union of Public Corporations Civil Service Technical and Recreational Services Employees (AUPTRE) in a communiqué issued at the end of an emergency Joint Action committee meeting in Lagos say, they were giving the NAMA two weeks to produce the conditions of service.
The communiqué signed by the Chairmen of the unions and addressed to the Managing Director of NAMA, Captain Fola Akinkuotu, the unions expressed disappointment that the new approved condition of service had been delayed for too long.
They noted that the unions, management, National Income, Salaries, Wages Commission (NISWC) and Federal Ministry of Transport representatives met last week in Abuja and concluded all amendments as requested by the Commission.
According to them, the management of NAMA was expected to provide the new approved conditions of service on or before August 31, 2019.
They however threatened that they may be forced to immediately declare industrial action if the management fails to provide the new, “approved condition of service on or before August 31, 2019”.