See why workers shut down Arik Air operations
Workers of Nigeria’s largest airline Arik Air, have shut down operations of the airline following months of unpaid salary arrears and other anti-labour practices.
Also, United Labour Congress and the Nigeria Pilots and Engineers union on Tuesday shut the offices of Arik Airlines, due to the inability of the airline to pay its workers for seven months.
The protesters displayed placards containing messages communicating their grievances. The Acting Chairman of ULC, Alhaji Tokunbo Korodo, said in a telephone interview in Lagos that the union could no longer tolerate the inhuman treatment of Arik’s management to workers.
Korodo said that apart from owing workers for seven months, the management of the airline was not remitting the taxes of workers to relevant bodies. The unionist said that five executive members of the ULC working in Arik had been sacked.