Strike: Labour shuts down agencies at Lagos airport


Organised labour on Thursday shut down offices of aviation agencies at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos to press home their demands for an increase in minimum wage. 

The action of the unions did not affect flight operations at the nation’s busiest airport as airlines and passengers went about their respective businesses without harassment from the unions.

The Nigeria Labour Congress, Trade Union Congress and the United Labour Congress had called for the warning strike to press home their demand for a new national minimum wage. 

Their affiliates in the aviation sector, the Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, 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 union members had at the early hours of Thursday barricaded the offices of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria and the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency.

Also shut down were the headquarters of the Accident Investigation Bureau and the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority at the Lagos airport.

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