Arik Air Staff Protest, Shut Down Lagos Operations
Members of Arik Air staff are currently staging a protest at the domestic terminal of the Murtala Muhammed airport, Lagos over the airline’s failure to pay seven months salary arrears and other anti-labour practices.
The protesters carried placards containing messages communicating their grievances.
The National Union of Air Transport Employees, Air Transport Senior Staff Services Association of Nigeria and the National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers had on Monday ordered its members to commence the strike in a joint statement.
According to the unions, the strike would continue indefinitely, until their demands are met by the management of Arik Air. The demands include “total unionisation of Arik Air employees, recall of all sacked employees and payment of salary arrears for seven months and a commitment to pay salaries as at when due, henceforth.”
They also called for the immediate review of all employee remunerations which had remained the same since the inception of Arik Air, over ten years ago.