Unions in NAMA threaten to down tools over non implementation of CoS, others, give ultimatum

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All is not well in the Nigeria Airspace Management Agency NAMA as four unions in the agency have given the Management of the airspace till Thursday this week to address all labour issues or face industrial action.

The unions, the Amalgamated Union of Public Corporations Civil Service Technical and Recreational Services Employees, AUPCTRE, Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, ATSSSAN, Association of Nigeria Aviation Professionals, ANAP and the National Union of Air Transport Employees, NUATE,  want the NAMA Management to do the needful regarding their condition of service, CoS, expedite payment of the year 2020 productivity allowance, commence payment of accrued pensions, NHIS, furniture grant and outstanding staff claims.

The decision to issue the Thursday ultimatum was taken at a congress held on Monday 25 January this week.

The ultimatum is contained in a statement jointly signed by the Branch Chairmen of the four Unions, comrades Dada Oluwole, Paul Igene, Afatakpa Evuarherhe and Tukur M.S.A.

 The unions say they were not satisfied with management’s response particularly not stating the timeline for the implementation of their demands.

“After deliberating on these issues, the unions and their members were not satisfied with Management’s response particularly for not stating a timeline for the implementation of the highlighted issues. Therefore, the unions and their members resolved to give Management an ultimatum for complete implementation of the above mentioned on or before 28th February 2021 otherwise industrial dispute will be declared.”

In attendance at the congress were the Director of Operations who represented the Managing Director, Directors Finance and Administration, DGM (IR), members of staff, National Presidents and General Secretaries of all the unions, National Trustees of all Unions, Presidents of AIMAN, NAAE, NACAN and NATCA as well as Branch Executives of the Unions.