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Air traffic controllers issue ultimatum over pay

By on November 4, 2014

The Nigerian Air Traffic Controllers’ Association has issued a 21-day ultimatum to the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency to pay the outstanding money owed its members of face a nationwide industrial action.

The group, in a communiqué jointly signed by its President and General Secretary, Victor Eyaru and Banji Olawode, respectively, said its demand must be met within 21 days from November 3, 2014.

The communiqué was issued at the end of NATCA’s 43rd Annual General Meeting held in Kano State on Saturday.

The group further demanded that all outstanding, unresolved and/or pending issues regarding air traffic controllers’ remuneration, professional allowances and promotion/advancement in NAMA must equally be attended to.

Air traffic controllers have the capacity to ground flight operations nationwide because of the sensitive services they provide.

The controllers also requested for the review of the allowances of those working at the Nigeria College of Aviation Technology, Zaria, stressing that the approval of the National Salaries, Income and Wages Commission had been pending since 2010.