Aba Ocheme, General Secretary of the National Union of Aviation Employees, has said airports will be shut from Monday in line with the strike embarked upon by the Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress to protest the hike in electricity tariff and petrol price.
“Sure. Airports will not operate from Monday,” The Punch quoted him to have said.
The four aviation unions joining the strike are the National Union of Air Transport Employees, National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers, Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria and the Association of Nigeria Aviation Professionals.
“As you are aware, the NLC and TUC have declared indefinite nationwide strike action with effect from Monday, September 28, 2020.
“Our unions as above named are in full support of the strike action.
“As such all workers in the aviation sector are hereby directed to withdraw their services at all aerodromes nationwide as from 00hrs of 28th September 2020 until otherwise communicated by the NLC/TUC or our unions. All workers shall comply,” the unions said in a statement on Friday.