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Sack: Pilots, Engineers Threaten To Shut Down All Airlines by dre11(m): 8:46pm On Aug 05, 2020
The National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers (NAAPE), on Wednesday, threatened to shut down the aviation sector following the sack of dozens of its members.

It issued a two-week ultimatum to airlines, who have sacked or plan to sack their pilots and engineers, to rescind the decision, warning that they could no longer guarantee safety.

As Air Peace sacks pilots as talk over pay cut collapses and Bristow airline sacks over 100 pilots, engineers


Daily Trust reports that Air Peace, Nigeria’s biggest carrier, and Bristow Helicopters – operating in the oil and gas sector – had sacked over 100 pilots and engineers citing the COVID-19 pandemic.

The pilots and engineers in the two organisations had earlier rejected pay cut, prompting the managements to take a drastic decision to sack them.

Addressing a press conference in Lagos, President of NAAPE, Comrade Abednego Galadima, declared that the body had resolved to withdraw services of pilots and aircraft maintenance engineers across all airlines.

He called on the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) to, as a matter of urgency, prevail on these airlines to stop what he called “the unilateral sacking of pilots and engineers.”

The association demanded that Bristow and Air Peace should immediately recall all sacked pilots and aircraft engineers until all labour issues were resolved.

Failure to do that, it asked the NCAA to ground the airline because of attendant safety concerns created by their action. Galadima said: “As a result of the known consequences of these illegal actions…, we shall be forced to withdraw our guarantee of industrial peace within the industry if this call is not heeded within two weeks.

“Our union will be left with no other option but to withdraw the services of pilots and aircraft maintenance engineers across all the airlines.”


It’s all about pilots, engineers

He dismissed the insinuation that the sacked pilots and engineers were not only Nigerians.

“To say the 100 pilots and engineers are not only our members is unsubstantiated and we do not know this because the management did not engage us.

“Operators, especially Bristow Helicopters, have rendered our members redundant despite assurances by government of support for their businesses in return for operators not laying off staff.

“These operators are already running on lean manpower with disproportionate number being expatriates yet, without regards to our expatriates and local content laws and executive order (5), they gave go ahead to lay off staff under the guise of COVID-19 pandemic.

“And they cannot be using COVID-19 as an excuse because the cessation of flight operations did not affect essential services like the oil and gas and Bristow and Caverton were operating during the lockdown.

“In fact, you’d recall that our members were held by the Rivers State Government during the lockdown.

“So, how can they be using COVID-19 as an excuse,” he said.

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Re: Sack: Pilots, Engineers Threaten To Shut Down All Airlines by Virtuouslife: 8:51pm On Aug 05, 2020
Problem everywhere

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Re: Sack: Pilots, Engineers Threaten To Shut Down All Airlines by benhope222: 8:51pm On Aug 05, 2020
How this one take be news

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Re: Sack: Pilots, Engineers Threaten To Shut Down All Airlines by Olawalelead(m): 8:51pm On Aug 05, 2020
Odi gobegrin

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Re: Sack: Pilots, Engineers Threaten To Shut Down All Airlines by gbengaizzHe: 8:52pm On Aug 05, 2020
Booked
Re: Sack: Pilots, Engineers Threaten To Shut Down All Airlines by Kachi1194(m): 8:52pm On Aug 05, 2020
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Re: Sack: Pilots, Engineers Threaten To Shut Down All Airlines by Enemyofpeace: 8:52pm On Aug 05, 2020
The thing pain them
Re: Sack: Pilots, Engineers Threaten To Shut Down All Airlines by Slawormir: 8:52pm On Aug 05, 2020
Damnnnnn niggarrr
Isoright
Why una go reject a pay cut



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I dey tell you

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Re: Sack: Pilots, Engineers Threaten To Shut Down All Airlines by Rgade: 8:52pm On Aug 05, 2020
Who are these ones? So they think mutiny is the solution?
So because of your unionism and Aluta, someone's business should now crash?
Was it only their members that suffered retrenchment?
Virgin airlines has filed for bankruptcy. What kind of self-centeredness is this.
I suppose every union or umbrella should now come out and threaten to shut down their sector of the economy, because of job losses due to the pointless lockdown enforced by our clueless government.
Association of bankers, accountants,teachers,oil workers, farmers; all of them should come out and blow hot nah.
If they are looking for whom to direct their grievances at,let them go after the dumb presidential task force on covid-19.

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Re: Sack: Pilots, Engineers Threaten To Shut Down All Airlines by Righteousness89(m): 8:53pm On Aug 05, 2020
If all these Happenings all over the Earth are not the Signs of the End of all things , I don't know whatelse to call it..

Brothers/Sisters, Sit up! No Dulling! WeFlysoonest!!?

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Re: Sack: Pilots, Engineers Threaten To Shut Down All Airlines by hedonister: 8:53pm On Aug 05, 2020
NIgerian workers should stop being greedy. You can't always have it your way. A pay cut is better than an outright sack.

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Re: Sack: Pilots, Engineers Threaten To Shut Down All Airlines by Coronavirus84: 8:53pm On Aug 05, 2020
This issue of corona virus is really affecting every nooks and crannies of organizations worldwide, the workers should just accept the pay cut of their salary and move on according to the management

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Re: Sack: Pilots, Engineers Threaten To Shut Down All Airlines by Nobody: 8:53pm On Aug 05, 2020
How can you spell the rules to someone paying you from what he's gaining from your service, now that he's not gaining, how?

From his personal wealth?
Covid19 affects most nations and sadly it is the reality. If dem cut snake head, ẹ go still shake body small.



Dra was here

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Re: Sack: Pilots, Engineers Threaten To Shut Down All Airlines by jospepper(m): 8:54pm On Aug 05, 2020
It's a pity, we saw this coming.

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Re: Sack: Pilots, Engineers Threaten To Shut Down All Airlines by Beno3: 8:54pm On Aug 05, 2020
Make them cry their cry.
When we dey cry our own cry them dey form for instagram like, DO YOU HAVE A PILOT IN YOUR FAMILY?
These people have never said anything about the situations and hapennings in nigeria till it's now their turn. grin

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Re: Sack: Pilots, Engineers Threaten To Shut Down All Airlines by YorubaKinging: 8:54pm On Aug 05, 2020
The end is near
Re: Sack: Pilots, Engineers Threaten To Shut Down All Airlines by mcdokwe(m): 8:55pm On Aug 05, 2020
Post covid wahala, but I guess this would affect just the upper middle class and upper class citizens.

Only God knows what the outlook is like for the common man, but las las we go survive.

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Re: Sack: Pilots, Engineers Threaten To Shut Down All Airlines by platido(m): 8:55pm On Aug 05, 2020
Buhari should be blame

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Re: Sack: Pilots, Engineers Threaten To Shut Down All Airlines by tolumizzy(m): 8:55pm On Aug 05, 2020
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Re: Sack: Pilots, Engineers Threaten To Shut Down All Airlines by Hahjascho(m): 8:56pm On Aug 05, 2020
Let me also book my space grin

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Re: Sack: Pilots, Engineers Threaten To Shut Down All Airlines by okeyfx(m): 8:56pm On Aug 05, 2020
Life is a zero sum game. Some must leave for others to enter.

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Re: Sack: Pilots, Engineers Threaten To Shut Down All Airlines by VICTORCIZA(m): 8:56pm On Aug 05, 2020
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Re: Sack: Pilots, Engineers Threaten To Shut Down All Airlines by Awesomeking(m): 8:57pm On Aug 05, 2020
Lol things fall apart


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