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Aviation Unions to Suspend Services Nationwide as Strike Begins June 3

Aviation Unions to Suspend Services Nationwide as Strike Begins June 3

Aviation unions in Nigeria have announced that their members will withdraw services at airports nationwide starting June 3, in line with the indefinite strike declared by organized labor.

The unions involved are the National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE), Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (ATSSSAN), Association of Nigerian Aviation Professionals (ANAP), and the National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers (NAAPE).

After an emergency meeting on June 2, the unions issued a joint statement directing all branches to comply with the strike. The service withdrawal is set to begin at 12:00 am on Monday, June 3. The statement was signed by union leaders Comrade Ocheme Aba (NUATE), Comrade Frances Akinjole (ATSSSAN), Comrade Abdul Rasaq Saidu (ANAP), and Comrade Olayinka Abioye (NAAPE).

The statement reads

“In compliance with the directive from our labour labores-—Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress of Nigeria—we hereby inform the general public, aviation service providers, airline operators, aviation businesses and all aviation workers nationwide that starting from 0000hrs of June 3, 2024 all services at all Nigerian airports shall be fully withdrawn till further notice.

Being not oblivious of the fact that many international flights to Nigeria are already airborne, the strike action will commence at international terminals on 4th of June, 2024.

All aviation workers should recognize the seriousness of this struggle and comply unfailingly. All Branch officers of our unions shall ensure full compliance at all airports.”

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