Aviation workers suspend strike as National Assembly intervenes

CITIZENS COMPASS– After hours of industrial action which grounded activities at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, on Monday, aviation workers have called off the strike.

The workers under the aegis of the National Union of Air Transport Employees and Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria and Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, suspended the strike after intervention by National Assembly.

This was confirmed by the Deputy General Secretary, ATSSSAN, Frances Akinjole, Monday afternoon.

“It’s been suspended, and they’ve agreed to commence negotiation on the salary issue with us,” he said.

This comes after the Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Aviation, Nnolim Nnaji has called for immediate restraints over the ongoing industrial dispute between the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company, (NAHCO) and its workers.

Recall that the handling company’s workers suspended operations over alleged non-payment of salaries by the management.

The development thus created flight disruption across the country, both domestic and international.

However, in response to the development, Nnaji asked the management of the ground Handling company to immediately enter into dialogue with the leadership of the union to avert further disruption of flight operations across the country.

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