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Arik staff upbeat over CoS, others as unions meet airline management, NCAA

Airline source says Arik has recalled 50% of staff, pays 20% salaries to those home THE situation at Arik Air is fast deteriorating as staff today convened around the  Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) headquarters in Lagos airing their view over what they described as ill treatment by the management of the airline and vow not to back down from …

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World Air Traffic Controllers’ Day: NATCA harp on opportunities despite COVID-19

PRESIDENT Nigeria Air TrafficControllers Association (NATCA), Abayomi Agoro has expressed optimism for passenger growth despite air traffic volumes hitting an all-time low because of the COVID- 19 pandemic. Agoro made this known in a statement today to commemorate World Air Traffic Controllers’ Day tagged Rising above our Challenges, using the day as an avenue to mourn lost colleagues and members …

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NIS Airport command decorates 89 promoted officers, harps on elevated responsibility

EIGHTY-nine (89) of the eight thousand nine hundred and ninety-nine (8,999) men promoted to senior officers by the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) were decorated earlier and advised to be responsible and diligent. In a brief ceremony, the Comptroller  Abdulahi Usman said it was a privilege to be promoting such extra ordinary officers some of whom he trained as cadets admonishing …

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Labour shelves strike as FG suspends electricity tariff, reach agreement on other palliatives

AFTER an over six (6) hour deliberation with the Federal Government, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) have agreed to suspend the strike scheduled to commence today (Monday) after agreement was reached to suspend the application of the cost-reflective electricity tariff adjustments for two weeks. Government and organized labour entered into negotiations which commenced at …

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Again unions in Arik Air threaten to down tools Monday September 14

TWO unions, the National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE) and the Air Transport Senior Staff Services Association of Nigeria (ATSSSAN) have once again directed all its staff in Arik Air (apart from Pilots and Engineers) to withdraw all services with effect from 00hrs on 14th September, 2020. This, according to the unions, is in reaction to the airline management’s …

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UK appoints Ben Llewellyn-Jones OBE Deputy High Commissioner in Lagos  

THE United Kingdom has appointed Ben Llewellyn-Jones OBE, the new British Deputy High Commissioner (DHC) in Lagos, Nigeria. He takes over from Ms. Harriet Thompson who recently concluded four years as DHC in Abuja and Lagos. Ben Llewellyn-Jones is an experienced diplomat who has worked in different parts of the world including previously in Nigeria. Ben will be focusing his …

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Concession: Nnolim promises NASS intervention urges unions to sheath swords

PROTESTS yesterday over the planned concession of the nation’s four airports may have struck the right chords as the House of Representatives is calling for the unions to sheath their swords and come to the negotiating table. House of Representatives Committee Chairman on Aviation, Honourable Nnolim Nnaji made this appeal to aviation workers urging them to prepare to present their …

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NLC backs aviation unions: condemns; vows to resist proposed concession in nationwide airports protests

NIGERIA Labour Congress (NLC) today in a nationwide demonstration over Federal Government’s plan to concession Nigeria’s major airports have vowed the entire Nigerian working class would resist any attempt to unilaterally concession any of our public airports. The NLC in a statement issued by Comrade Ayuba Wabba the NLC President described as foolhardy plans by the Federal Government to invest …

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