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  • Updated: April 17, 2023

Aviation: Passengers Stranded Over Flight Disruption As Strike Begins

Aviation: Passengers Stranded Over Flight Disruption As Stri

The two-day strike by aviation workers which began on Monday has left passengers stranded as flights have been disrupted.

Reports reveal that the entrance of the Murtala Muhammad Airport in Lagos is blocked as aviation workers have advised passengers to seek travel alternatives.

Stakeholders and travellers have also been urged by the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA) chapter of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) to ensure backup arrangements to avoid missing appointments.

A warning had been issued last Friday by aviation unions, with workers requesting that the condition of service (CoS), which was reached through negotiations with the Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission (NSIWC), the office of the president of the federation’s civil service, and other organisations, be approved and put into effect.

The industrial action is brought about by what the workers say is the government's refusal to look into the issues of the National Minimum Wage Consequential Adjustment and working conditions.

A meeting held by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) resulted in a deadlock as union leaders resisted efforts to make them call off the two-day strike.

Speaking on the development, FAAN had said: “The management of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, wishes to inform the general public of the aviation union’s planned two-day warning strike scheduled to start Monday, April 17, 2023,” FAAN had said.

“Intending passengers and stakeholders are kindly advised and note so as to make contingency plans in order to avoid missing their flights and appointments.

“Any inconvenience experienced is highly regretted.”

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