Aviation unions have threatened to go on strike in seven days over shortfalls in salary payments and outstanding allowances to workers of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, (FAAN).
In a letter addressed to the Managing Director of the FAAN, Capt. Rabiu Yadudu, the workers said the increasing delays and staggering of salary payment had become unbearable.
The letter was jointly signed by three aviation union;
Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (ATSSSAN)
National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE)
and the Association of Nigerian Aviation Professionals (ANAP).
The three unions said, they are set for a showdown with the Management of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) over the non payment of outstanding workers’ salaries, allowances, grants and claims.
This was contained in a letter dated 7th October, 2020 to the Managing Director, FAAN Captain Rabiu Yadudu.
The letter signed by Comrade Aba Ocheme, NUATE, Comrade Frances Akinjole, ATSSSAN, and Comrade Abdul Razaq Saidu, ANAP say,
The continue unilateral actions by the management of FAAN, in the increasing delays and staggering of salary payments which have become unbearable, adding that the unions have decided the situation can no longer be tolerated, due to uncontrollable damage to workers and the smooth operations of FAAN.
The letter read, “Accordingly, management is hereby notified that if within seven days from the date of the notice, all shortfalls in salary payments are not fully rectified and settled, our unions will commence an indefinite industrial action against the authority”.
The unions says FAAN Management must expedite action to pay the, “full outstanding salaries, full remittances of all outstanding cooperatives, contributive pensions, tax, deductions; full payment of all outstanding allowances, grants, claims.”
“By this notice, all members nationwide are hereby directed to remain mobilized and ready for whatever action that may be decided by the unions should management fail to meet our demands as stated above.”