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Aviation workers to shut down Kaduna airport from Sunday

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Aviation workers in Kaduna say they will ithdraw their services at the Kaduna airport from Sunday, May 16 to Friday, May 21.

The strike notice was made in a joint letter signed by Ocheme Aba, NUATE general secretary; Rasaq Saidu, ANAP general secretary; and Umoh Ofonime, NAAPE deputy general secretary, and addressed to all aviation workers in the state.

The letter noted that the planned shut down is in support of the Kaduna state chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) against “anti labour practices perpetrated against public servants in Kaduna state”

The letter further reads:

“As you are all aware, the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) has declared strike action against the Kaduna State Government over numerous anti-labour practices perpetrated against the public servants of Kaduna state,” the statement read.

“Our Unions, being affiliates of NLC, are part of the decision and are in support of the action against the Kaduna State Government In this regard, our participation on the planned shutdown of Kaduna State is hereby affirmed.


“Accordingly, all aviation workers at the Kaduna Airport are hereby directed to withdraw all services at the airport with effect from midnight of Sunday the 16th of May 2021 to midnight of Friday the 21st of May 2021.

“The effect shall be the total grounding of operations of the Airport within the stipulated period. By this notice, members of the public are advised to make alternative travel plans within the period.”

The protesting unions are National Union Of Air Transport Employees (NUATE) Association Of Nigeria Aviation Professionals (ANAP) and National Association Of Aircraft Pilots And Engineers (NAAPE).

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