Unions in the Aviation Industry have threatened to withdraw their services over the non-release of the reviewed Condition of Service, CoS as negotiated between them and four aviation agencies for over seven years.
Others are non-implementation of minimum wage consequential adjustments and arrears for the Nigeria Meteorological Agency, NiMet since 2019 and the planned demolition exercise of all the agency buildings in Lagos by the Minister of Aviation for an airport city project.
In a notice of a two-day warning strike to workers of all aviation agencies and signed by the Secretaries General of the five unions, Comrade, Abdulrazak Saidu, Comrade Ocheme Aba, comrade Frances Akinjole, Umoh Ofonime and comrade Sikiru Wahab, states that, if the warning strike billed to commence from the 17th to 18th of this month fails, an indefinite strike shall ensue.
The scribes of the unions, National Union of Air Transport Employees, Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, and others said, they had earlier issued a 14-day ultimatum to the Minister of Aviation since February 7, 2023 on the same matter.
According to the notice, the ultimatum had since expired without a tangible resolutions reached.
The unions have directed all their members to comply with the directive, while all state councils, branches and executives have been urged to enforce the directive without compromise.
Reporting by Nosa Aituamen; Editing by Julian Osamoto & Adeniyi Bakare