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Striking workers ground Dana Air


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Striking workers have reportedly grounded Dana Air operations, as aviation unions are accusing the airline of anti-labour practices.

Local media are reporting that the National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers (NAAPE) picketed the airline’s offices at the Murtala Muhammed Airport terminal two (MMA2) preventing any of its flights from taking off.

NAAPE was also joined by affiliates of the United Labour Congress (UCL) to carry out the picketing exercise over the refusal of Dana Air to allow their staff to join the unions.

One union leader was quoted by the Daily Trust saying that the strike is set to continue with pilots and engineers not willing to resume their duties until their demands are met.

However, a source within the airline quoted by the Daily Trust said that he was surprised that the unions decided to action, when negotiations are still underway.

It is said that the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) and the Nigerian Police among other stakeholders have intervened in the dispute, however it is reported that many passengers of Dana Air are currently stranded.

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