NAHCO strike forces MMIA to shut down international flights

The Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc (NAHCO) staff has begun a strike action on January 23 over the issue of salary raise, forcing the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) in Lagos to suspend several international flights.

Travellers were bewildered by the announcement made to them by the airport staff members, saying that the strike restricts them from working.

The staff members on strike had earlier met to discuss with management regarding the need for salary increase but the deliberations reportedly reached no mutual end. As a result, the staff opted to strike, and they began on Monday morning.

NAHCO officials are in charge of all that concern check-in, boarding and ramp services for several international airlines, such as Air France/KLM, Qatar, Ethiopian Airlines, Delta Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, Turkish Air.

The Ministry of Aviation, however, hasn’t released any comments regarding this crisis.

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