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Protesting Arik Air workers shut down Lagos operations

By The Citizen
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The  staff of Arik Air are currently staging a protest at the domestic terminal of the Murtala Muhammed airport over the airline's failure to  pay seven months salary arrears  and other anti-labour practices.

The protesters displayed 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 in a joint statement on Monday ordered its members to commence the strike.

The unions said the strike would continue indefinitely, until their demands are met by the management of Arik Air.

Their 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.