Aviation workers ended their strike on Tuesday and left the entrance gates of the Murtala Mohammed Airport 2 (MMA2) Terminal in Lagos State so that aircraft operations could resume after many hours of protest.
The MMA2 terminal gates were blocked by aviation workers working under the Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (ATSSSAN) on Tuesday morning, disrupting the Lagos airport operations and forcing airlines to cancel flights.
This was revealed on Wednesday, November 2, by the ATSSSAN General Secretary, Francis Akinjolie, who said BASL has recalled the disengaged workers.
The union objected to the B-Courtney Aviation Services Limited, which runs the Lagos airport terminal, “unprovoked terminating” the employment of 34 aviation personnel (BASL).
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The union listed those affected by the disengagement to include the ATSSSAN Branch Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer, and Women Leader who were said to demand “the payment of terminal benefits to staff members who exited the service of the company lawfully in line with the signed Conditions of Service”.
“The strike that was embarked upon today against the Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited has been called off pursuant to the acceptance by the company to recall the laid-off members of our union and an undertaking to pay their salaries,” Akinjolie said in a statement.
According to him, the agreement was reached at a meeting empaneled by the Ministry of Labour and Employment; Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA); Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN); Nigeria Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), and airport security agencies.
“The agreement was reached at a meeting empaneled by the Ministry of Labour & Employment, NCAA, FAAN, NAMA and airport security agencies.”