Aviation workers under the umbrella of the National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE) have suspended their plans to embark on strike by August 16.
Recall that the union had in a circular on Tuesday directed the Aviation Security (AVSEC) and logistics sub-sector to commence an immediate strike from Wednesday, August 16th, 2023 over their N30,000 monthly pay.
However, in another circular on Wednesday, it directed the workers to suspend the strike following the intervention of the Director General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).
Mr Ocheme Oba, General Secretary, NUATE, confirmed the development in a statement issued on Wednesday in Lagos.
The union said they have considered the request of the Director General and decided to grant a period of one week “to allow his effort to bear fruit.”
“Accordingly, the withdrawal of services that was earlier directed to commence today has been suspended for one week, effective today.
“We note the high level of mobilisation by the branches and our State Councils and commend the high state of solidarity among our members. Thank you all. We shall remain on standby, ready for any eventuality,” the union’s statement partly read.