Unions in the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria FAAN are embarking on a protest rally across airports in the country from Monday 21st December, 2020.
The leadership of the unions, the National Union of Air Transport Employees, NUATE, Association of Nigeria Aviation Professionals, ANAP and the Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, ATSSSAN, in a joint statement say they had no choice but to embark on the protest rally due to the insistence of the Minister of Aviation Senator Hadi Sirika to concession the four major airports in the country.
They also noted that since the minister was yet to respond to questions begging for answers, they had no choice but to activate their plan B which is the protest rally.
The unions have therefore directed all their members in the nation’s twenth two airports managed by the Federal Government to begin the protest rally midnight on Monday 21st.
They listed issues to form part of the protest to include, the immediate payment of all outstanding cooperative deductions, immediate payment of 13th months allowances and settlement of pension deductions.
Others are payment of palliative to staff who worked during the Covid-19 lockdown, payment of leave grant, stoppage of all forms of employment into the organization until concession issues are resolved, immediate repair of the Murtala Mohammed Airport Access gate facilities to improve and maximize revenue collection and No to any form of revenue points concessioning by FAAN Management.
The union leaders urged FAAN workers nationwide to remain alert and mobilise for the protest.