24 Jan Normalcy Restored at Lagos Airport As NAHCO Workers suspend strike
The Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc (NAHCO) staff members have suspended their industrial action embarked on in a bid to demand for salary increases.
International flights at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport on Monday morning were grounded as workers of the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc embarked on strike over demand for .salary increment. NAHCO handles check-in, boarding and ramp services for several international airlines
However, the deputy general secretary, air transport services senior staff association of Nigeria (ATSSSAN), Frances Akinjole, said late on Monday that the management of NAHCO had commenced negotiations with its workers.
“It has been suspended, and they have agreed to commence negotiation on the salary issue with us,” Akinjole said, giving updates on the strike.
Prior to the suspension, the management of NAHCO had held an emergency meeting to work out a payment plan for the striking staff members.
The company later confirmed that it was engaging with the striking aviation unions to end the flight disruptions experienced by passengers.
In a statement, Olusola Obabori, group executive director, NAHCO, expressed “regret [for] all the inconveniences”.
He said some of its clients were being put through a difficult situation by the “insistence of some staff to embark on a strike action despite a subsisting order of court which restrained them from doing so”.