Chairman of Air Peace, Allen Onyema, has given his opinion regarding the strike the country’s aviation workers embarked upon.
The striking aviation unions recently gave a seven-day ultimatum to shut down the airport, with a procession to the international wing of the Murtala Muhammad International Airport in Lagos.
On the first day of their two-day warning strike, the workers barricaded access roads as security operatives took over the protest venue where the unions converged.
The unions, National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE), Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (ATSSSAN), Association of Nigeria Aviation Professionals (ANAP), and the National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Employees (NAAPE), are demanding implementation of conditions of service, halt in the demolition of aviation agencies’ offices in Lagos State, payment of relocation allowances, among others, as members of the unions.
Speaking on the development, Onyema wants the strike to be the last resort, noting that workers’ complaints should be looked into.
He spoke during an interview on Arise TV on Monday.
Oyeama said, “Let strike be the last resort. As long as the other party is open to discussion, there should not be direct action.
“However, the complaints of workers should be looked into.”