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Succor seem to have come the way of the aggrieved staff of the Nigerian Meteorological Agency, NIMET, as the Management and the Association of Nigerian Aviation Professionals (ANAP) have agreed to sit and deliberate on their conditions of service.

This had been a bone of contention between the NIMET Management and ANAP and the union had threatened to shut down the Agency if the management failed to discuss the matter before the end of August.

The two parties based on their agreement have decided to set up an urgent committee, comprising of all Trade Unions and NiMet management to look at all the grey areas concerning staff working condition with a view to upgrading them into an acceptable agreement within three weeks.

According to a communique jointly signed on August 17th, 2018 by Director General of NiMet, Prof. Sani Abubakar Mashi, President General of ANAP, Comrade Kabiru Gusau and others, the NiMet management has agreed to pursue the necessary means to ensure quick approval of the condition of service to bring about commencement of payment of financial implication from the Internal Generated Revenue without further delay.

In the document made available to journalists, it was agreed that based on the agreement signed with the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment (FMLE), no ANAP exco official shall be victimised without genuine reason.

Both parties also agreed that constant dialogue should be encouraged in order to remove communication gaps which usually generate rumors and acrimony between staff and management

ANAP, an aviation trade union had early July this year threatened a showdown with the management of the NiMet over condition of service of its workers.

According to the union, their six months ultimatum given to the NiMet management is to elapse in August 2018.

The union had said that officials from the national secretariat of ANAP had equally written letters requesting for a date with NiMet management to iron out workers condition of service since 2017 in order to give the workers a sense of belonging.

The union, however, alleged that NiMet management has been destabilising all attempts by the labour union to frustrate several meetings.

With the accord reached recently, it is expected that both parties must have found a common ground for a better working condition that would be acceptable to the NiMet management.

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