In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 14th, September, 2020

Stranded Arik Air Passengers Lament, Threaten Lawsuit In opposition to The Airline

Stranded Arik Air Passengers Lament, Threaten Lawsuit Against The Airline

Arik Air

Arik Air


Arik Air passengers affected by the newest shut down have threatened to sue the airline.


Recall that aviation unions on Monday blocked the operations of the airline and vowed to take care of their floor till their calls for have been met.


They included the Nationwide Union of Air Transport Workers (NUATE) and Air Transport Senior Workers Companies Affiliation of Nigeria (ATSSSAN).


The unions alleged anti-labour practices and non-payment of workers salaries since April after 90 % of the workforce have been laid off.


These embrace fee of excellent salaries arrears, signing of Situations of Service, remittance of pension, tax, and statutory deductions to the suitable businesses.


Additionally they need fee of wage arrears of seven months, with a dedication of wage fee as at when due, in addition to rapid evaluation of all worker remunerations stagnant for over a decade.


Arik Air administration had urged the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, to wade within the deliberate industrial motion.


Chief Government Officer, Capt. Roy Ilegbodu, made the attraction in a letter to the minister entitled, “Re-Unions in Arik Air threaten to down instruments.”


Arik Air stranded passengers expressed disappointment over the event.


Many condemned the airline for failing to tell them of the state of affairs for schedule adjustment and flight change.


A traveler, Votapwa Taragi, affected advised DAILY POST that her 6:45am flight was affected.


The authorized practitioner stated: “I received to the MM1 at 5:20am. The union members didn’t permit Arik Air to function. I rushed to MM2 to e book a Dana 7:20am flight. The brand new time affected my schedule. Arik Air ought to talk points like this early so passengers can prepare an alternate. What occurs to folks with inadequate funds to e book one other flight? A authorized motion is an choice.

“In Abuja, certainly one of my luggage didn’t come out. Dana workers stated some others have been dropped; I consider it was deliberate. It have to be punishment for insistence on paying for my extra baggage to the airline as a substitute of a private checking account the counter workers gave us. At present was a horrible expertise. Aviation authorities and airways ought to do higher”, she added.

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On Twitter, Abimbola Apampa stated: “I and lots of different passengers received a impolite shock this morning on attending to the Arik Air verify in counter! “Sorry Arik isn’t flying as a result of the union is on strike”. There was no mail or textual content message to tell any passenger and having travelled all the way in which from Ajah to the airport at ikeja, depriving me of sleep & enough relaxation, just for Arik Air to breach our settlement to fly me!”


Equally, Boluwarin Emmanuel tweeted: “So, Arik Airline bought tickets just for their workers union to disrupt operations on a Monday morning!

“Protest ongoing attributable to non remittance of pension deducted from employees. Arik Air administration is a joke. I’ve all the time reserved my remark about ArikAir. However, right this moment is a No! No!! Shey you sabi any lawyer; Litigation.”

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