Dana Air on Monday, November 5, assured its customers of its commitment toward ensuring that they do not bear the impact of the imminent strike by labour unions scheduled to begin on November 6.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC) and the United Labour Congress (ULC) had called for the indefinite strike following disagreement over a new national minimum wage.
Akahi News understands that Dana Air, in a statement signed by its media and communications manager, Kingsley Ezenwa, said the airline would be available to reschedule or reroute its passengers at no cost to them.
Ezenwa said the airline rued the inconvenience of the likely effects of flight disruption on its passengers and the huge loss of income on its part.
He, however appealed to the federal government and the organised labour to find a middle ground and resolve the issue in the overall interest of Nigerians and the economy.
Ezenwa said:”We regret the inconveniences on the part of our guests who are already on our scheduled flights for the week, and the likely loss of income on our part.
“We appeal to the federal government and the labour groups to find a middle ground and resolve the issue in the overall interest of Nigerians and the economy.”
He said the airline would be available on phone, mail, and on all its social media handles to attend to requests from its guests.
On Monday night, government and labour officials were still at a meeting in last-minute efforts to avert the strike.
Akahi News earlier reported that the chairman of the Nigerian Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Lagos branch, Tajudeen Agbede, revealed that the body would join the planned strike action if government and labour failed to resolve their differences.
This is as Legit.ng reports that the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT), Niger chapter, also instructed all teachers in the state to join in the strike.
Akahi News also reported that the National Industrial Court (NIC) of Nigeria on Monday, November 5, in Abuja dismissed a prayer for a fresh order barring organised labour from proceeding on its planned nationwide strike slated for November 6.