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Nigerian Airline Arik Air Sacks 300 Workers, Blames Covid-19

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Arik Air sacks 300 workers in a move to survive the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on its operations.

Back in August, Air Peace’s moves to survive the effect of the pandemic, led to the sacking of 69 pilots.

Nigerian Airline Arik Air Sacks 300 Workers, Blames Covid-19 Pandemic - autojosh

Nigerian airline Arik Air sacks 300 workers, blames impacts of Covid-19 pandemic on its operations

Nigerian airline Arik Air has relieved 300 workers of their employment in a move to survive the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on its operations.

This was revealed in a statement released by the airline’s spokesman, Adebanji Ola, on Friday, December 4, 2020.





The statement read :

“Arising from the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to the constrained ability of the airline to complete heavy maintenance activities and return its planes to operations, stunted revenues against increasing operational costs, the management of Arik Air (In Receivership) has declared 300 staff members redundant to its current level of operations.

“The leadership of the impacted unions have been contacted to negotiate a redundancy package for the affected staff.”

“50 per cent of Arik Air’s workforce of over 1,600 staff has been on an unpaid leave of absence in the past six months on a base allowance.”

The impact of covid-19 pandemic on the Nigerian Aviation Industry will be felt for several years. Back in August, Air Peace’s moves to survive the effect of the pandemic, led to the sacking of 69 pilots.





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