Flights Resume At MMA2 Lagos
Flight shutdown is over and you can now travel.
Flight operations and business activities have resumed at the Murtala Muhammed Airport 2 (MMA2), Lagos.
The resumption of activities followed the suspension of the industrial action against the terminal owners by aviation unions after an agreement was brokered by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) and airport security agencies.
The unions had on Thursday night called off their two-day industrial action against Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited (BASL) following the signing of the agreement by the union leaders and BASL.
A copy of the agreement which was signed by the Group Head, Human Resources, Mr Ola Azeez and the Group Executive Director, Mr Rodger Whittle, on behalf of BASL, showed that the company acceded to the demands of the unions.
"Staff of BASL are free (as they have always been) to exercise their right at association by indicating their willingness to join any of the aviation unions.
"The management shall deduct and remit check-off dues as required by law.
"The 27 members of the union who were laid off shall be recalled without loss of pay or service and deployed to where their services are required within the Resort Group.
"Thereafter the company intends to declare them redundant and is willing to discuss their redundancy benefits with the unions in accordance with Section 20 of the Labour Act.
"We hope that the union shall appreciate the olive leaf being offered by BASL and accept same with a view to ending this imbroglio," BASL said in a document obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria.
In the morning on Friday, airlines, banks, food court staff as well as travellers were seen carrying out their businesses without any harassment from union members.
The spokesman for Dana Air, Mr Kingsley Ezenwa, also confirmed the airline’s resumption of flights at the MMA2, which is Nigeria’s only privately owned terminal.
Ezenwa said: “We have resumed flights from MMA2 following the agreement reached by MMA2 and the aviation unions.
"We thank the management of BASL, operators of MMA2 for considering the economic implications and for putting national interest first in resolving the industrial action.
"We also wish to thank our teeming guests for their total understanding and cooperation in the course of our temporary relocation to the General Aviation Terminal (GAT) and we hope to continue offering the best of our services which we have come to be known for".
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