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Pensioners in FAAN set to embark on nationwide protest over COS disparity

NIGERIAN union of pensioners (NUP), Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN branch) has announced a nationwide protest with effect from May 4th 2021 should FAAN management fail to implement their conditions of service (COS) agreement.

The Pensioners allege that FAAN management owed them in arrears since the COS was implemented in 2019.

The National Secretary of NUP FAAN branch Comrade Emeka Njoku at a rally held at the local Airport Ikeja said, the management of FAAN has bluntly refused to implement recommended COS as agreed by the committee set up by FAAN over disparity in salaries

Njoku revealed that the committee recommended that 18 percent should be paid to level 1 – 14 to cushion the large disparity in the system as it was noticed during implementation.

He accused the management of FAAN of twisting the agreement and dragging the minister into a matter that was within the management of FAAN.

Njoku explained that it was agreed by the aviation ministry that levels 1 – 14 should benefit from it since levels 15 and above were already operating it.

The NUP scribe noted that committee ended its sitting and submitted its recommendations before the COVID-19 Pandemic and failed to implement it.

Njoku said FAAN owed them in arrears since the COS was implemented in 2019 warning, that all members of NUP nationwide will as from May 4th 2021 be mobilized for protests in airports across the country

He noted that while FAAN pensioners were struggling for 18 percent as the agreement reached with FAAN Management the federal government awarded 33 percent to federal pensioners.

Njoku explained that the Act establishing FAAN gave the managing director all the powers to manage the affairs of the organisation.

He called for the urgent inauguration of the board of aviation Parastatals to check excesses.

 

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