Friday, March 24, 2017
Video - Aviation unions in Nigeria shutdown Arik Air for not reinstating sacked members
Aviation unions have shut down Arik Air, the largest airline in Nigeria. The unions, had threatened to shut down the airline following Arik management's failure to reinstate its sacked members. With regards to the Airline, the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria had taken over Arik as a result of the airline's high debts. AMCON had thereafter appointed Roy Ilegbodu as manager of the airline. The new management was shortly however accused of intolerance to unions. It was alleged that the new management, through a recent circular, warned the workers not to join the unions in the industry and had refused to address all the pending issues affecting the workers. Staff at the airline shut down its operations, as the entrance of the airline's office at the Lagos airport was barricaded.