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NAHCO Strike : Workers Call Off; Management Apologize To Travelers

The early-morning Monday industrial walkout by employees of Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc (NAHCO) has been called off and has left operators of domestic and international airlines still counting their loses.

The employees who belong to Unions embarked on the strike action as they reacted to the seeming delay in the management to address their demands.

And as a result, there was a 14-hour long delay in services, as the disgruntled workers advocated for their salaries to be paid.

Nnolim Nnaji, the chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Aviation, had earlier demanded urgent measures in response to disputes between the management and it’s workers.

Airlines operating both domestically and internationally were left rueing the costs associated with the action by the workers of NAHCo.

This agreement comes after a communique that was signed by the company’s management, union representatives, and regulatory bodies and in which it was decided that the workers would end the strike and return to work right away.

At the meeting held at NAHCO Aviance House in Ikeja, the management of NAHCO also consented to drop the lawsuit it had brought against the unions before the National Industrial Court.

Additionally, it was decided that no employee would suffer any consequences for taking part in the strike.

The parties also agreed that discussions on personnel welfare will start on January 25 and be finished by the end of the following week.

Among other foreign airlines, NAHCo manages check-in, boarding, and ramp services for Delta, Turkish Air, Ethiopian Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, Qatar, and Air France-KLM.

NAHCo also manages cargo for domestic carriers Air Peace, Azman, Dana, and United Nigeria, among others.

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