The aviation unions have suspended Arik Air’s operation after non-payment of workers salaries for about 5 months. The union stated the wages of its employees had not been paid since April by Arik Air, which its govt director, Roy Ilegbodo, had criticized the demand of workers:.
AllNews had reported that Air Transport Workers will be a part of the Nationwide Air Transport Workers Union (NUATE) and the Senior Air Transport Employees Providers Affiliation of Nigeria (ATSSSAN) in a strike that may have an effect on Arik Air financially:.
Why Arik Air didn’t pay the employees’ wage:
Arik Air operations had been disrupted right now (Monday), stopping passengers from boarding their scheduled flights. Arik Air had positioned 90 per cent of its workforce on obligatory depart for the reason that aviation trade was blocked after the outbreak of Coronavirus in Nigeria.
Airways in Nigeria have been unable to function for about 4 months as a result of restrictions imposed on native and worldwide flights. This considerably lower the airways ’revenues to zero in that interval, since there have been no bookings or flight reservations. The trade would additionally lose NGN20 billion for every month of the lockdown.
Ilegbodo had stated in an AllNews report that Arik Air is a loss-making firm, so yielding to the demand from workers fits Arik Air. The airline has been topic to the receipt of the Asset Administration Company of Nigeria (AMCON) since February 2017. AMCON manages Airk Air as a result of its poor monetary standing for the reason that firm has not been capable of meet the necessities. their debt obligations.
No Excuse In The Staff’ E-book:
The aviation union is utilizing the strike to push for higher welfare and wage will increase. The president of ATSSSAN, a subsidiary of Arik Air, Harmless Atasie, stated the employees ’wage has been equal for the reason that starting of Arik Air.
Atasie stated the closure has turn into crucial since Arik Air and the Aviation union can not comply with the request. The union demanded cost of arrears of excellent wages, signing of circumstances of service, remission of pension, tax and statutory deductions to the related authorities.
The union strike was additionally provoked by the choice to unravel different anti-labor issues; cost of seven-month arrears of wages and likewise to make sure that wages are paid on time. As well as, the applying included a overview of all worker compensation, in keeping with: The Cable:.
It has been introduced that administration will meet with unions on September 15, 2020, for additional dialogue.