Vote out Governors against payment of N30, 000 minimum wage – NLC

The National vice president of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) Comrade Amaechi Asugwuni has urged workers in the country to vote out all state governors that are opposed to the payment of the new minimum wage of N30, 000 to workers. Speaking in Lagos over the weekend at the inauguration of the new National Administrative Council NAC of the National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE) , Comrade Asugwuni revealed that there was no reason for Governors not to pay the new minimum wage as soon as all processes have…

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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…

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Newly elected NUATE President, Ben Nnabue vows to fight against workers victimisation

Comrade Ben Nnabue, the newly elected president of the National Association of Air Transport Employees, NUATE, has vowed to stop any form of victimisation of aviation workers in the country. Speaking in an interview with aviation journalists after his election in Asaba Delta state, Comrade Nnabue said NUATE under him will resist concession, casulisation and job loss in the aviation sector. The new NUATE boss noted that welfare of workers will continue to remain paramount saying that the union has declared emergency in condition of service in the next one…

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Sirika, aviation agencies heads, 400 delegates to converge in Asaba for NUATE conference 

Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, heads of aviation agencies and over four hundred delegates are expected to converge in Asaba, Delta state capital for the national delegates conference of the National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE).  According to the general secretary of NUATE, Comrade Olayinka Abioye, the 10th quardrennial national delegates conference with its theme, ‘Public, private Partnership in aviation industry – Perspective from investors, labour and management’ will feature awards.  Comrade Abioye explained that past leaders of the NUATE will be honoured including heads of…

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NUATE presidential candidate, Igene promises to oppose concession if elected

Presidential aspirant for the National Union of Air Transport Employees, NUATE, comrade Paul Igene has said that the proposed concession of the five major airports in the country will never see the light of the day. He said the idea of a concession is an ill- wind that blows no one any good. Speaking with reporters in Lagos, comrade Igene said if elected, he will work assiduously to ensure that the concession idea is jettisoned by government. According to Igene, allowing airport concession will spell doom for the country’s aviation…

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