FAAN Bows To Workers Demands, To Increase Funding For Welfare

The management of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has bowed to unions’ demands by agreeing to increase staff allowances and claims for workers in the organisation.
The decision by the agency to increase funds workers welfare is contained in a communiqué signed by leaders of three aviation unions; Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (ATSSSAN), National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE), National Union of Pensioners (NUP) and the management team of FAAN at the end of their meeting Monday in Lagos.
Those, who signed for the unions include; Kehinde Rotimi for ATSSSAN, Olayinka Abioye for NUATE and Emeka Njoku; NUP while, FAAN was represented by Mc Abraham Inajoh and BJ Adeyemi for Director and Manager Human Resources.
With this development, FAAN has accepted to meet the workers demands by commencing the payment of furniture grants in January 2016 and the modalities for the payment of 27 per cent salary arrears will be worked out before Monday, December 7, 2015.
On the issue of promotion exercise, FAAN promised to conclude all issues relating to promotion by December 17 2015, while every qualified employee of the agency will be given opportunity to participate in the promotion exercise to be strictly done in accordance with the condition of service by involving the unions.
The meeting also resolved, to evolve modalities for the payment of the accrued pension benefits from Pencom while the unions will partner FAAN to recover all debts owed the organisation.
The communiqué also stated that the management of FAAN and NCAA confirmed that Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited (BASL) has not been given approval for regional operations.
The meeting was called following unions protest to demand for workers welfare, threatening to embark on industrial action if the issues raised were not addressed.