By Lawani Mikairu
The President of the Airline Operators of Nigeria, AON, Alhaji Abdulmunaf Yunusa Sarina, on Sunday, mentioned that the affiliation wouldn’t be a part of the deliberate indefinite strike motion referred to as by NLC over the problems of presidency’s latest improve of gasoline value and electrical energy tariff within the nation.
In response to Alhaji Abdulmunaf, the airways had suffered enormous losses for over three (3) months in the course of the COVID-19 lockdown and have been compelled as a result of no fault of theirs, to even lay off workers and considerably scale back the salaries of those who have been retained.
“It could be very insensitive subsequently and a present of lack of knowledge and compassion for Nigerian Aviation staff who’ve suffered significantly from the nationwide restrictions because of the pandemic to be requested to go on strike indefinitely as soon as once more”.
“Aviation staff must work to maintain their livelihoods and help their households particularly at this important time when faculties are resuming across the nation they usually want all of the monetary help they’ll muster to outlive”.
“Whereas we completely perceive the considerations of Labour of the necessity to make Authorities see purpose with and determine with the challenges being confronted at present by the plenty and just lately worsened by the ripple results from the sudden improve in gasoline value and electrical energy tariff, we name on the leaders of the varied Labour Unions to proceed to dialogue with the federal government to discover a center floor that might be a win-win scenario for all events”.
“It isn’t within the curiosity of Aviation Employees to be requested to return dwelling indefinitely as soon as once more after barely resuming operations very just lately and the airways are nonetheless attempting to get better from the lockdown and making concerted efforts to outlive and safe the roles and livelihood of its staff,” the AON President mentioned.