Flight operations to begin at MMA2 Friday as unions suspend strike

Norman flight operation is set to begin on Friday, October 12 at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, MMA2 in Lagos as aviation unions suspend two day old strike.

The Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (ATSSSAN), the National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE) and the National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers (NAAPE) agreed to suspend the siege on MMA2.

The unions have been laying siege on Bi-Courtney Aviation Services (BASL) operators of MMA2 for the unjust sacking of about 27 staff of the company, plus other labour related matters.

The picketing became inevitable after efforts to resolve the issue failed.

In a meeting with the management of BASL, and the unions, it was agreed that the workers of the company are free to join any of the existing unions in the industry while the management of the company is to pay the 27 disengaged staff .

It was also agreed that the workers declared redundant will be re-engaged by the management while an Interministerial committee would be set up to sort out all the issues .

Dana Air, one of the affected airlines operating from MMA2 had earlier said it has relocated to the General Aviation Terminal (GAT).

The airline in a statement signed by the Media/Communication Manger, Kingsley Ezenwa, said it has lost over N100m to the action.
Ezenwa noted that losing such money in an industry where airlines are still grappling with a myriad of challenges is unacceptable and disappointing to say the least. 

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