The negotiation between workers of Arik Air and the management has reportedly resulted in a deadlock.

It was gathered that none of the conditions which caused the staff to embark on strike action on September 14th, 2020 had been met.

The Chairman of the Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, Arik Air, Innocent Atasie, said the workers were offered 50 percent of their basic, transport and housing allowances as terminal benefits.

Atasie also alleged that some of the staff maybe be sacked as the carrier was unwilling to recall 90 percent of the workers still at home.

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He said, “They offered us 50 percent of our basic, transport and housing multiplied by the number of years one has been in Arik Air. Arik Air salary is very poor. We have people that earn as low as N40,000- N45,000.”

Atasie also raised alarm over the issue of unremitted pensions as 19 persons had not received their pensions after leaving the airline.

Aggrieved Arik Air workers have returned to the negotiating table to push for better working conditions after disrupting flight operation over alleged failure to pay salaries since April.

However, following the intervention of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), they called off the strike that grounded the flights of the airlines on Monday and embraced negotiation on Wednesday.

The aviation workers had on Monday under the auspices of the Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria and National Union of Air Transport Employees embarked on strike action.

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