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FG moves to avert aviation workers strike

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Efforts are underway by the Federal Government towards averting the impending nationwide strike of aviation workers.

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It would be recalled that the aviation workers, under the umbrella of the National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE) and Association of Nigeria Aviation Professionals (ANAP), had threatened to withdraw their services by Tuesday, February 8, 2022, over poor welfare and unimplemented agreements with the government.

The Federal Government on Monday, towards stopping the impending strike which could ground air travel nationwide, opened discussions with the aviation unions at the office of the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige.

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The meeting, which commenced by 6 pm, was ongoing as at the time of filing this report and also had in attendance, the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, and other relevant top government officials.

In his opening remarks, Ngige thanked the aviation workers for the matured way they went about their matter, saying they acted in the spirit of labour conciliation.

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He noted that the aviation workers gave the necessary warning to his ministry, but they resolved that their parent ministry should first engage with them.

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