Published On: Tue, Oct 6th, 2015

NAHCO denies plan to lay off workers, promotes 390

The Nigerian Aviation Handling Company (NAHCO) has promoted no fewer than 390 employees contrary to speculations that the company had planned to sack its workers, a union official has said.
The Assistant General Secretary, National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE), Mr Olayinka Abioye, disclosed this while speaking with aviation correspondents in Lagos.  The union had on September 14 written a letter to the Managing Director of NAHCO, Mr Nobert Bielderman, alleging that the company was planning to sack some of its workers.
NUATE also accused the company of not giving priority to training and promotion of its workers in accordance with extant labour laws.
“That is how we are able to solve our differences with NAHCO management. Nobody is talking about rightsizing in NAHCO again.
“What they are doing now is re-organising the system. A lot of things that ought to have been done are not done in the company and we are just hearing about this now.
“In the past, they gave us excuses for not doing the right thing because of their board and we have also had the privileges of meeting some members of the board who also told us their own position,” Abioye said.
He said the management, after series of meeting with NUATE and the Air Transport Senior Staff Services Association of Nigeria (ATSSSAN) had agreed to some percentage increase in the salaries and allowances of its workforce.
He, however, said that the increment would take effect from the first quarter of 2016.
Abioye said giving priority to staff welfare by the management would further motivate the workers to continue to contribute to the growth of the company.

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