After staging protests at the entrance gates of Murtala Mohammed Airport 2(MMA2) Terminal in Lagos State, aggrieved aviation workers later called off the strike and left the gates to resume their works. The strike action which costed operators millions of Niara was staged by aviation workers under the aegis of the Airport Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (ATSSSAN). The Association members blocked the gates on Tuesday morning, disrupting airport operations as airlines were forced to suspend flights.
The cause of the protest was said to be the dismissal of the appointment of 34 aviation workers by the operators of the airport terminal, Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited (BASL).
The union mentioned that those affected by the disengagement include the ATSSSAN branch chairman, Secretary, Treasurer and Women leaders, who were said to have demanded payment of terminal benefits to staff members who exited the service of the company lawfully, in line with the signed conditions of service.”
The disengaged workers were recalled by ATSSSAN general Secretary, Mr Francis Akinjolie.
Mr Akinjolie further stated that the reason the strike was called off was because the company had decided to pay the salaries of the laid-off members of the unions.
The agreement was reached at a meeting assembled by the ministry of Labour and Employment; Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA); Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN): Nigeria Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) and Airport Security Agencies.