BREAKING: Arik Air Lays Off 300 Workers
Air transport organization, Arik Air, on Friday announced it has retrenched 300 workers.
This is coming after the National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE) protested against Arik Air on Thursday over “poor working conditions”.
According to the airline, the action was needed as a result of the adverse effect of coronavirus.
The statement on the sack was titled, “Arik Air management declares 300 staff redundant”.
The organization assured that a redundancy package would be provided for the affected staff.
It explained further that the pandemic has constrained its ability to complete heavy maintenance activities and return its planes to operations.
The company also cited stunted revenues amid increasing operational costs.
“The leadership of the impacted unions has been contacted to negotiate a redundancy package for the affected staff”, the statement read.
In addition, Arik Air stated that over 50 percent of its workforce of over 1,600 staff have been on furlough in the past six months. Follow us on Instagram @sofovilla | Follow us on Twitter @sofovilla | Like our page on Facebook via @sofovillamedia