The labour union on Thursday closed down offices of aviation agencies at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos to enforce their demands about the implementation of a new national minimum wage.
This series of action won’t stop flight operations as all the airlines went about their businesses with passengers seen awaiting their flights at the lobby of nation’s busiest airport.
The affiliates of the organized labour in the aviation sector, the Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (ATSSSAN), the National Union of Air Transport Employees and the Association of Nigerian Aviation Professionals had shut down the agencies in compliance with the directive.
The headquarters of the Accident Investigation Bureau and the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority at the Lagos airport were also closed down.
The Deputy General Secretary of the ATSSSAN, Frances Akinjole, stated that the unions are carrying out a “light” action due to important engagements outside the state.