BREAKING! Aviation Workers Shut Down Lagos Airport, Flights Grounded
If you had any early hour’s trip via Lagos airport scheduled for this Wednesday morning, brace yourself for some disappointments.
Hundreds of passengers are reportedly stranded at the domestic terminal of the Murtala Muhammed Airport 2 (MMA2) on Wednesday, as aviation unions carried out their shutdown threat over the sack of workers by Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited.
The News Agency of Nigeria, NAN reports that the unions involved in the shutdown are Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (ATSSSAN), the National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE) and the National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers (NAAPE).
They disregarded a Federal High Court order granted Tuesday restraining them from disrupting the operations of the MMA2.
The court granted the order in the suit filed by Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited (BASL), operators of MMA2.
The unions had given notice that they would disrupt operations at MMA2 from (Wednesday) today over the disengagement of some workers of BASL who they said were disengaged for their alleged attempt to join them, but who the company said had attained retirement age or were found not to be diligent in their duties.
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