Air Peace will recall sacked pilots

Air Peace commences Kaduna flight operations Aug. 13

 

Air Peace will recall some of the 75 pilots it sacked recently, an official said on Tuesday.

Director, Public Affairs of the Ministry of Aviation, James Odaudu, who madethe disclosure, said the management of Air Peace agreed to recall some of the pilots who lost their jobs.

According to Odadu, the Chairman of Air Peace, Allen Onyema, agreed to recall the maximum number of pilots that his company could accommodate in the light of the current situation as a result of the pandemic.

“In their presentation, NAAPE, led by its 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.

“He said that as 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.

“On his own, the Chairman of Air Peace, Allen Onyema expressed his sadness and disappointment over what he called the ingratitude of some of the airline’s pilots after everything is done to make them comfortable on their jobs.

“He recalled how Air Peace had trained over 80 pilots and an equal number of aircraft engineers, giving its staff the best remuneration package within the sector only for them to disappoint at a time their understanding was needed.

“The Aviation Minister in his remarks called for the understanding of everyone, especially the labour unions, of the prevailing situation in the aviation industry, saying it was not the time for unnecessary upheavals,” Odadu said