Industrial action: No major impact on business — NAHCO

THE Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc (NAHCO) says the strike action embarked upon by its staff on Monday lasted only a few hours and had no major impact on its business operation.

The company disclosed this in a corporate disclosure made available to the Nigerian Exchange Ltd. on Wednesday.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that  passengers were stranded on Monday morning at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, following the NAHCo  workers’ strike over salary issues.

The company assured shareholders and the general public of its  commitment to continually provide aviation services. 

It said that a meeting between the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), and the Department of State Security (DSS) led to a resolution for all parties involved in the dispute. 

The company noted that the parties agreed and signed resolutions on the discontinuance of the suit filed against the National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE) and Air Transport Senior Staff Services Association (ATTSSSAN) at the National Industrial Court.

The resolution also includes issuance of a counter-offer to the union’s demands by the NAHCO  before the closing of business on Monday, Jan. 23.

It indicates that negotiations on salary increment would start on Wednesday, Jan. 25, and be concluded by Saturday, Jan. 28.  

Others include immediate resumption of all staff to work and non-victimisation of staff due to participation in the strike action. 

NAN reports that NUATE and ATTSSSAN embarked on an industrial action, demanding an increase in salary and protesting NAHCO management’s perceived delay in acceding to their demands.  

NAHCO noted that the action was in violation of an interim injunction granted by the National Industrial Court on Jan. 20. (NAN)