Three leading aviation unions, the National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers, NAAPE, Air Traffic Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, ATSSSAN, and National Union of Air Transport Employees, NUATE have inaugurated their executive members in Nigeria’s biggest carrier, Arik Air.
The ceremony, which took place at the airline’s headquarters at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, MMA, Lagos.
Speaking at the swearing-in ceremony of new members including the executives, NAAPE’s Assistant General Secretary, Organising, NAAPE, Comrade Femi Ajagbe said the inauguration signified new beginning not just in the airline, but in the industry at large.
He said that the unions would ensure that the welfares of members are not taken for granted and equally promised to support the airline in its developmental plans.
According to him, It is really a welcome development for us to have members in Arik Air. Arik Air is the biggest airline in the industry with the highest number of staff both in the technical department and support staff.
Speaking further, he said,”Our major aim is to grow the industry, ensure that workers welfares are well taken care of while we will also ensure that the airline continues to grow and remain in business.”
With this inauguration, Arik Air became the first indigenous carrier to have its staff join the unions.
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