Aviation workers suspend planned nationwide strike

Aviation business’s Associations/Unions have suspended a nationwide industrial motion billed to begin February 8.

Sen. Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment, mentioned this whereas briefing newsmen on the finish of a conciliation assembly within the early hours of Tuesday in Abuja.

The aviation employees, below the aegis of the Nationwide Union of Air Transport Workers (NUATE) and Affiliation of Nigeria Aviation Professionals (ANAP), had threatened to withdraw their companies by February 8, over poor welfare and unimplemented agreements with the federal government.

Ngige mentioned the 2 calls for of the unions had been non-implementation of the minimal wage consequential adjustment within the Aviation Parastatals since 2019 and the non-approval/launch of the reviewed situations of service within the parastatals.

He mentioned a Memorandum of Settlement (MOS) was reached between the aviation employees and the Federal Ministry of Aviation.

Ngige mentioned some resolutions had been reached after exhaustive deliberations on the problems which the events agreed as germane.

“The Nationwide Salaries, Incomes and Wages Fee (NSIWC), was requested to difficulty a service-wide round informing all organisations in the private and non-private sectors that they’re sure to implement the Nationwide Minimal Wage of 2019/consequential changes.

“The Ministry of Aviation is to flow into the round on the consequential minimal wage adjustment to all of the businesses below the supervision of the ministry.

“It also needs to request them to implement the Nationwide Minimal Wage consequential adjustment with none additional delay and in addition make clear that this cost grew to become efficient from April 18, 2019, when the Minimal Wage was signed into legislation,” he mentioned.

Ngige mentioned the assembly agreed that people who had exited the system through the interval from April 18, 2019, up to now, would even be paid the arrears.

He added that the assembly agreed that some classes of employees within the Aviation Sector attracted some peculiar allowances, which weren’t prolonged to others.

“The assembly additionally mentioned these wage buildings that aren’t captured within the Memorandum of Phrases of Settlement signed and dated ninth, 14th, 15th 16th, 17th and 18th October 2019 between the Federal Authorities and organised labour on the consequential adjustment of the opposite wages, would entice consequential adjustment.

“That is as agreed through the negotiations of the Federal Authorities with the labour centres – The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Commerce Union Congress of Nigeria in October 2019,” NAN quoted him as saying.

Ngige added that every one businesses that had not paid the minimal wage allowances ought to write to the NSIWC via the Ministry of Aviation for consideration/analysis. Supply: DailyPost

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