Work threatens to frustrate deliberate NG Eagle institution
The Nationwide Union of Air Transport Staff (NUATE) has threatened to derail the institution of a brand new airline, NG Eagle by the Asset Administration Company of Nigeria (AMCON) as a result of the airline is meant to rise from the ashes of ‘Arik Air.
In a letter signed by NUATE Common Secretary Ocheme Aba, the union stated it might not enable the institution of the airline until AMCON solves the destiny of Arik Air staff.
Staff have lengthy demanded cost from Arik Air staff who had been fired by airline administration and others working on the firm whose emoluments weren’t paid.
The union stated that at present AMCON has already transferred some employees from Arik Air to NG Eagle whereas being very silent on the service information of that employees at Arik Air and puzzled what would occur to earlier years of service, “Or to what extent the safety of such a service of their new missions?” Or will such a service be in useless?
NUATE alleged that AMCON wished to surreptitiously disavow its duties at Arik Air, particularly the airline’s obligations to its employees, to start out a brand new airline the place it hoped to recoup its investments and money owed.
NUATE stated within the assertion made out there to THISDAY: “We all know in good religion that AMCON’s actual intention is to keep away from over-indebtedness, particularly at Arik Air, whereas nonetheless getting cash from it. air actions with out actual capital injection. He intends to attain this by transferring all of Arik Air’s helpful belongings, together with human belongings, into the brand new NG Eagle. The questions are: what occurs to the carcass of Arik Air and his employees after such a foul wind?
“We decipher that AMCON’s undeclared goal is to open a window of enterprise alternatives so as to recoup its heavy monetary losses via the heavy money owed of Arik and Aero. However NUATE actually cannot be the one one questioning what sort of enterprise ingenuity there could be in operating three airways concurrently. “
The union additionally alleged that AMCON and Arik’s administration arrogated to themselves the powers of homologation and disapproval over all issues regarding the standing of workers “on this ingenious melodrama of enterprise, in whole disregard of collective agreements. in power and related labor legal guidelines. Is NUATE purported to encourage them for neglecting its duties and obligations to its airline members?
He warned that “if this AMCON conundrum will result in the depopulation of workers and elevated poverty, as it’s clearly established, ought to one not surprise why the federal government and its related companies appear to be both of settlement, or in favor of development. of the obnoxious goal? Are we allowed to ask our leaders why it’s for the unhindered assist and encouragement of this socio-economic crime?
NUATE stated that at present AMCON is in receivership of two airways – Arik Air and Aero Contractors – being a 60 p.c shareholder of the latter.
“We should always ask ourselves why AMCON would float one other airline. We scent a rat, ”the assertion added.