‘Stay at home’ – Aviation unions direct pilots, airport workers to join NLC strike

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Bellnews can report that aviation workers will be joining the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) nationwide strike on Tuesday and Wednesday this week.

The National Union of Air Transport Employees Association of Nigeria (NUATE) and National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers (NAAPE) gave the confirmation in a statement on Monday.

In a letter addressed to all its branches nationwide, the unions directed them to join the NLC warning strike.

The letter was signed by general secretaries of NUATE, Ocheme Abah; Abdul Rasaq Said and NAAPE, Comrade Umoh Ofonime.

“Accordingly, as affiliates of the NLC, all the state councils and branches of the above named trade union are directed to fully join the state councils of the NLC in all the states on September 5th and 6th for the warning strike. Aviation workers are hereby directed to stay at home during these periods,” the unions said.

The NLC is protesting the removal of fuel subsidy by President Bola Tinubu on May 29, 2023, and it’s resultant effects on the lives of millions of Nigerian workers.

The organised labour is also seeking an upward review of the minimum wage for Nigerian workers.

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