The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) has allowed Turkish Airlines to start moving stranded passengers to their various destinations.

National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE), had picketed Turkish Airlines over alleged “highhandedness and severe maltreatment” of workers of the Airline, including unjustifiable dismissal and forced resignation of seven workers, the Leadership reports.

However, the picketing has resulted in passengers being stranded at the airports in Lagos and Istanbul.

However, in a press statement by the vice chairman, Lagos State Council NLC, Olabisi Adebayo Idowu, said the intervention of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and the Nigerian Civil Aviatio Authority (NCAA), as well as the Nigerian Police Force and Directorate of State Security, Airports Command, made them stopped the picketing.

According to Idowu, the decision of the labour union was purely on humanitarian grounds.

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“At the intervention of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), as well as the Nigerian Police Force and Directorate of State Security, Airports Command, the Congress has taken the decision to allow the passengers stranded at the Lagos and Istanbul airports who were booked on the flights for 21/05/2024 to be airlifted by Turkish Airlines. This decision is purely on humanitarian grounds.

The picketing exercise other than as allowed above shall remain firmly in place until all the demands of NLC are fully met.”

Editor: Haber Merkezi