Airport shuts as aviation workers commence strike

Aviation workers have announced plans to shut down flight operations at the Kaduna Airport on Sunday following the planned industrial action by the aviation unions.

This was made known in a letter dated May 14, 2021.

The unions, which include the National Union Of Air Transport Employees (NUATE), Association Of Nigeria Aviation Professionals (ANAP), and National Association Of Aircraft Pilots And Engineers (NAAPE); have jointly resolved to proceed on the industrial action till next week Friday.

The letter jointly signed by the leaders of the unions was titled, ‘Notice To All Aviation Workers – Total Shut Down Of Kaduna Airport’.

It was jointly signed by NUATE General Secretary, Ocheme Aba; ANAP General Secretary, Rasaq Saidu; and NAAPE General Secretary, Umoh Ofonime.

The workers stated that the industrial action was in consonance with the declaration by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Kaduna State Chapter, to embark on the strike in protest to anti-labour practices perpetrated against civil servants by the Governor Nasir el-Rufai-led administration in the state.

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