The staff of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria have threatened to plunge into an industrial action in protest against a slash in their salaries.
The unions, the Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria; National Union of Air Transport Employees; and the Association of Nigerian Aviation Professionals made their intentions known in a joint statement.
Recall that there were reports on Thursday on how the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria were bashed for paying staff members half of their salaries for July after top officials were alleged to have stole over N750m from the organisation.
While disapproving the act, the aviation unions declined the payment of half salary by the management of FAAN.
The statement reads, “We observed with total dismay the payment of July 2020 half salary to FAAN workers which the unions are not aware.
“This came as a rude shock to the unions because we have vehemently rejected payment of half salary in the past.
“This attitude by management is against the principle of collective negotiation as it undermines the labour law.
“By this action, we are mobilising all FAAN workers nationwide for protest starting from Wednesday 5th August, 2020. This is a red alert notice.”