NiMET workers give 14-day strike notice

Another disruption in the aviation industry is imminent as three workers’ unions have threatened to ground operations at the Nigerian Meteorological Agency over wages over failure to implement minimum consequential adjustment wage.

The unions, which include the National Union of Air Transport Employees, the Association of Nigeria Aviation Professionals and the Amalgamated Union of Public Corporations, Civil Service Technical and Recreational Services Employees, gave the agency’s management a 14-day ultimatum to implement the minimum wage adjustment or they would embark in strike action.

This comes barely a week after the workers of the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc downed their tools over wages.

The unions accused the NIMET’s management of ‘wickedness’ over its failure to implement the minimum wage consequential adjustment despite its implementation in other five aviation agencies since February 2022.

The letter dated January 26, 2023, which was jointly signed by the General Secretary, NUATE, Ocheme Aba; the General Secretary AUPCTRE, Sikiru Waheed; and the General Secretary of ANAP, Abdul Rasaq Saidu, was addressed to the Director-General of NiMET.

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