Labour unions in the Nigeria Airspace Management Agency, NAMA have dissociated themselves from the proposed strike by the United Labour Congress of Nigeria, ULC.
The decision was taken after an an emergency meeting between NAMA management and representatives of Association of Nigerian Aviation Professionals (ANAP), Aeronautical Information Services Association of Nigeria (AISAN) and the National Association of Air Traffic Engineers (NAAE).
The ULC had issued a letter to go on strike from Monday, September 18, 2017 over the continued non payment of salaries, pensions and allowances.
The unions in NAMA has therefore dissociated themselves from the said strike.
According to the NAMA management, “It is pertinent to inform the general public that while NAAE denied membership of the United Labour Congress, AISAN and ANAP whose members are in NAMA have assured the agency of their decision NOT to join the strike”.
The agency therefore wishes to reassure the general public of full compliments of air navigation service provision throughout the period of the intended strike if it takes place.
Similarly, NAAPE in the Nigeria civil Aviation Authority, NCAA has also exempt itself from the proposed strike by the ULC.
In an email, branch secretary, NAAPE NCAA, Engineer Francis Nwosu Igwe said,”I wish to use this medium to inform the general public that the National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers(NAAPE) NCAA Branch, has exempted themselves from the purported strike by the United Labour Congress(ULC). After due consultation with her members, they resolved not to join in action as scheduled to hold on 18th September,2017 being Monday”.