On Tuesday in Ikeja, Lagos State, some members of the National Union of Air Transport Employees and other aviation unions joined the Nigerian Labour Congress’s continuing protest.
The General Secretary of NUATE, Comrade Aba Ocheme, while speaking, said, “Yes, we will be joining the public protest. Other aviation groups that are the NLC affiliates will be joining the protest. There is the Association of Nigerian Aviation Professionals, and then NUATE, which are all affiliates of the NLC that will be joining the protest. But no aviation cooperation will be affected, all operations will go on normally. Those who are not working will join the march organised by the NLC.”
Meanwhile, the President, ATSSSAN, Ilitrus Ahmad said, “We are not joining the NLC’s protest. We are not a part of them, we don’t have any directive to join the strike. We belong to the Trade Union Congress.”
See pictures of some aviation workers at the protest below;
Due to JetA1’s extreme shortage and rising price, the aviation industry has been struggling to stay in operation. The lack of forex is a further issue affecting the industry.
The NLC organized the countrywide demonstration in support of ASUU because the strike had been in effect for five months as of July 14, 2022.
Workers in Abuja and the state capitals were instructed to join the demonstration last week by the Nigeria Labour Congress.