management of the aircraft in a statement released on Monday had announced that
it sacked some of its pilots and supporting staff.
Federal government has said that plans are underway to recall most of the
pilots dismissed by the management of Air Peace.
to the statement, the devastating effects of coronavirus pandemic on its
operations were responsible for the sack of some pilots and supporting staff.
the development, the Nigeria Labour Congress in a statement condemned and
rejected the sack of the pilots.
Union also said that the sack of the workers by the airlines was highly
insensitive, callous, and unjust, adding that the airlines have just two weeks
to recall the sacked workers or face industrial unrest.
a statement released by the spokesperson of the Federal Ministry of Aviation,
Jude Odaudu, said the decision to recall most of the dismissed pilots was taken
during an intervention meeting held by Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi
Sirika, between the management of the airline and the leadership of the
National Association of Airline Pilots and Engineers, NAAPE, held in his office
statement also said the Chairman of Air Peace, Chief Allen Onyema, verbally
accepted the Minister’s plea for the recall of the maximum number of pilots
that the airline can accommodate without going bankrupt.
NAAPE chairman, Galadima Abednego, said that some missteps could have been made
in the course of the standoff between the airline and the union and appealed to
the Minister to intervene in order to resolve the impasse.
a union, it was a painful thing to see a large number of their members thrown
into the labour market, and further appealed to employers of labour to see the
union members as partners, and not adversaries,” he said.