Following the two-day strike by the aviation workers’ union, the union at the end of their strike yesterday threatened of an impending indefinite strike action should the authorities fail to resolve the nagging non-implementation of Condition of Service (CoS), and other welfare-related issues in the next seven days.
The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has been engaging in negotiation with the aggrieved workers as the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, has since kept mum on the development and remained seemingly unperturbed by the disruptions.
Offices of aviation agencies remained shut nationwide as airports witnessed mild disruptions and low patronage of travelers.
However, the Director-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), Capt. Musa Nuhu, has urged the workers’ unions to sheath their swords, assuring that their demands would be met.
Nuhu, on Sunday, conveyed meetings with the union members, the Salary, and Wages Commission, along with heads of aviation agencies, and their Heads of Finance Departments. Another meeting was slated for late yesterday.
The outcome of this meeting will be forwarded to the Head of Service of the Federation for consideration and approval, he said. Pleading for more time and understanding of the Union.
The General Secretary of AUPCTRE, Sikiru Waheed, told reporters in Abuja that the warning strike was to warn the traveling public to make other plans as they intend to shut down the airports should their demands go unmet. That the consequential allowance had been approved by the federal government. However, they are yet to be implemented in the sector.