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Airport operations brought to a standstill in Nigeria

It was business unusual In Murtala Muhammed Terminal 2(MMA2) in Nigeria after workers went on a strike causing hundreds of people to be stranded.

The strike was organized following the sacking of union members by Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited (BASL) which is said to be running the facility.

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The strike was however disallowed by the Fedaral High Court on Tuesday morning in favor of BASL.

They warned the workers from disrupting the services in MMA2. The unions involved in the Wednesday strike included Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, The National union of Air Transport Employees and The National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers.

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The unions claim the members were punished for their memberships but the company says that they had reached their retirement age and had to let them go.

Initially BASL issued a statement in reference to the court ruling that any union member who will disrupt services in the terminal will be dealt with as a trespasser.

They went further to assure passengers that operations will continue smoothly despite the organized strike.

In what seemed like to concur with the union plans, the company said that they have their rights to protest without disrupting services in the terminal as they have the right to ensure that services are not interrupted at the airport.

Slavian Mwangecho
Slavian Mwangecho
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