Some members of the National Union of Air Transport Employees and other aviation unions have joined the ongoing protest of the Nigerian Labour Congress on Tuesday at Ikeja, in Lagos State.
The General Secretary of NUATE, Comrade Aba Ocheme, while speaking to The PUNCH on Tuesday, said, “Yes, we will be joining the public protest. Other aviation groups that are the NLC affiliates will be joining the protest. There is the Association of Nigerian Aviation Professionals, and then NUATE, which are all affiliates of the NLC that will be joining the protest. But no aviation cooperation will be affected, all operations will go on normally. Those who are not working will join the march organised by the NLC.”
Meanwhile, the President, ATSSSAN, Ilitrus Ahmad said, “We are not joining the NLC’s protest. We are not a part of them, we don’t have any directive to join the strike. We belong to the Trade Union Congress.”
The aviation sector has been battling with the survival of business due to scarcity and skyrocketing cost of aviation fuel, known as JetA1. Another challenge rocking the sector is the scarcity of forex.
The nationwide protest was organised by the NLC in solidarity with ASUU over the strike that clocked five months on July 14, 2022.
The Nigeria Labour Congress had last week directed workers in state capitals and Abuja to join the protest.Follow us on social media