Lagos Airline Services Union declares strike following sacking of 34 members

The Association of Air Transport Services Senior Managers of Nigeria (ATSSSAN) has declared industrial action to protest the termination of the services of as many as 34 of its members by the Lagos Terminal management.

The union had earlier expressed anger over the way Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited (BASL) laid off 34 of its employees.

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He said the management’s action contravened Article 20 of the Labor Law on the engagement and disengagement of personnel by any company in the country.

In a statement dated October 31, 2023 from ATSSSAN Deputy General Secretary Frances Akinjole, the union called the dismissal a brutal victimization of its members.

The statement read, “Considering that BASL management acted at a time when the parties were on the table to discuss said payment, and there was no suggestion that the negotiation failed beyond repair, ATSSSAN views the termination as a victimization of its members and excos who were merely discharging their constitutional duties.

“All efforts by our union to get management to recall our union’s 34 staff members have been met with fierce resistance from BASL management.

“In light of the above, ATSSSAN has declared industrial action against BASL and calls on all branches in the country, as well as all professional associations affiliated with ATSSSAN, to immediately and without fail withdraw services to all airlines operating at to and from MMA2 Lagos.”

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