The Lagos and Abuja airports are now open after a 2-day shutdown by aviation unions over sack of their colleagues.

But the airlines are still counting their losses.

As a matter of fact, Nigerian airlines said that they have lost about 1.5 billion naira so far this year due to several shutdowns of their operations by labour unions.

The airline operators accused labour of not exhausting discussions before they picket airport facilities or airline operations, noting that it should be the responsibility of labour to ensure that organisations that employ its members make money to pay their workers.

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The Head of Communications of Dana Air, Kingsley Ezenwa was quoted by Thisday newspaper as recalling that around April this year, labour disrupted the operations of the airline from morning till night on allegation of casualisation of workers.

Ezenwa said Dana Air lost so much revenue due to the disruption “but the unions could not find anything because we do not casualise workers. They disrupted our operations for nothing.”

The airline operators also said the recent disruption which started on Wednesday when labour forced the closure of MMA2 over the sacking of 27 workers by Bi-Courtney Aviation Services resulted to a loss of over 600 million naira.

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