Aero bars workers from resumption, demands CVs

By Lawani Mikairu & Daniel Eteghe

LAGOS—CONTRARY to the resolution reached at a meeting with the Senate Committee on Aviation, management of Aero Contractors and representatives of the three unions in the nation’s aviation sector in Abuja last week, the airline, yesterday, refused to allow its workers resume their normal duties at the airport.

It is demanding that the workers submit their detailed curricular vitae, CV, with correct contact home addresses and telephone numbers.

One of the key points of the resolution at that meeting was that the management should allow workers to resume their normal duties, while discussion on the ongoing re-organisation of Aero would continue.

In a letter by the Managing Director of Aero Contractors Airlines, Mr. Obaro Ibru, to the affected workers, the airline said: “All the affected staff have been asked to return their dismissal letters by April 2, 2013.

“All the affected staff have been formally communicated with and also notified that they are to undergo an assessment for a suitable role within the company as applicable.

“While the assessment is ongoing, the full salary and benefits applicable to them for the position they occupy prior to the commencement of the reorganisation process has been reinstated and will be paid.”

“All individual staff have also been advised since March 28, 2013 to ensure that they submit their detailed CV with correct contact home addresses and telephone numbers to Aero on or before close of business on April 2, 2013.”

To further heighten the tension between the workers and management, the Director of Human Resources was alleged to have changed the locks to the offices and was allegedly prevailed upon to allow workers have access to their offices.

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