Aviation union shelves planned strike as NCAA intervenes


Aviation workers under the aegis of the National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE) have suspended its plans to embark on strike.

General Secretary, NUATE, Ocheme Oba, confirmed the development in a statement issued on Wednesday in Lagos.

The union had, in a circular issued on August 15, said aviation security workers would embark on an indefinite nationwide strike by Aug. 16. over poor wages.

The circular revealed that the workers are usually paid a meagre N30,000 monthly, noting that the wage was insufficient, thereby bringing untold hardship on the workers.

According to him, the union had sent a letter to the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, informing it of the union’s decision to embark on industrial action.

He said that after receipt of the letter, the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) had intervened in the matter, and requested to be given a week to deliberate on the workers’ demands.

The Union’s scribe said the NCAA had promised to organise a meeting between the union, private security firms and the airlines.

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