Aviation Workers Shutdowns service tonight
Aviation employees within the country will down tools from midnight today in compliance with the decision for an commercial movement by the Nigeria Labour Congress.
The strike is to press the government for the N30,000 minimal wage request.
The Federal Government has proposed N24,000 minimum wage, however the governors say they can pay simplest N22,500
National President of the National Union of Air Transport Employers (NUATE) Ben Nnabue in a announcement ultimate night stated all flights operating into and out of Nigerian airports would be affected by this industrial action.
He said, “As you are all aware, the NLC have jointly declared an indefinite national strike commencing from November 6, 2018 over the vexed issue of government unwillingness to implement the report of the tripartite committee on minimum wage.
“In complying with the directive of the NLC Centres, therefore, we issue this notice to all workers in the aviation sector to withdraw all services from 00:00hrs of November 6, 2018.
“The general public, especially the international traveling public, are equally notified to avoid, or cancel plans to utilize aviation services within the period of the strike.
Meanwhile, the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) yesterday said there was enough supply of products.
NNPC’s spokesperson, Ndu Ughamadu, stated this on Sunday, in an chat with Premium Times.
Ughamadu said “motorists and other consumers of petroleum products are assured of adequate stock to meet their energy needs.”