Following the industrial action earlier embarked upon that led to the lock down of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority on the 22nd of May, 2019, the unions have decided to suspend. The National President of ATTSSAN, comrade Illitrus Ahmadu who spoke on behalf of the five aviation union expressed the unions’ satisfaction after a meeting with the Minister of State (Aviation), Senator Hadi Sirika.
Some of the issues brought forward by the unions are; conditions of service, non-conformity with the act of appointment of boards, the organogram as enumerated by the minister. He noted that the unions honored their invitation to Abuja in order to discuss contentious issues that led to the commencement of the industrial action.
In his statement regarding the organogram, the minister promises to set up a committee within one week to rectify the grey areas and come to a mutual conclusion. He stated that union members will form part of the committee.
Regarding the condition of service, Senator Hadi Sirika noted that the salary and wages is outside the purview of the ministry but volunteered to visit the Salaries and Wages in order to hasten the process of approving the conditions of service.
The four aviation unions; National Association of Air Transport Pilots and Employees (NAAPE), Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (ATSSSAN), National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE) and Association of Nigeria Aviation Professionals (ANAP) said they are looking forward to the implementation of decisions reached in the interest of all as they have decided to suspend the industrial action.