Aviation Unions Serve Notice Of Strike Over Unpaid Benefits

Yemisi Izuora

The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) workers and aviation unions have served an ultimatum insisting on settlement of unpaid benefits.

The workers after their congress gave NAMA management till February 28, to clear all outstanding or face industrial actions in protest.

The Congress, among other things demanded that funds be raised to settle workers’ outstandings, such as the payment of Year 2020 productivity allowance, the 13th-month salary, accrued pensions for senior citizens and immediate payment of furniture grants.

The claimed that low premiums had been placed on the health of staffers, especially as manifested in the management’s inability to get its workforce on the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).

They also lamented that the work done, such as various official trips and other claims, should be attended to with dispatch as continuing denial would suffocate workers’ commitment that enabled the agency to provide safe, prompt and economical air navigation services to the airlines and other consumers.

Those present at the Congress, were the Amalgamated Union of Public Corporations Civil Service Technical And Recreational Employees (AUPCTRE), Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (ATSSSAN), National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE), and the Association of Nigeria Aviation Professionals (ANAP).

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