The National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers (NAAPE) has issued a two-week ultimatum and threatened to withdraw the services of its members in the airlines that have sacked or plan to sack pilots and engineers in their employment recently.
NAAPE also tackled Bristow Helicopters for the lay-off of over 100 pilots and engineers due to the COVID-19 pandemic, alleging that the companies lied that it didn’t operate during the lockdown.
The president of NAAPE, Mr. Abednego Galadinma, made these known to newsmen, saying pilots and engineers have resolved to withdraw services of pilots and aircraft maintenance engineers across all airlines.
The body has also called the attention of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) to as a matter of urgency prevail on the airlines to stop the unilateral sacking of pilots and engineers.
The NAAPE president said: “We demand that Bristow and Air Peace should immediately recall all sacked pilots and aircraft engineers until all labour issues are resolved or be grounded by NCAA because of attendant safety concerns created by their action.