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Bristow sacks 100 pilots, engineers over welfare row

Bristow sacks 100 pilots, engineers over welfare row

Business
Barely 24 hours after Air Peace sacked 75 pilots, Bristow Helicopters yesterday fell in line, terminating the contract of over 100 pilots and engineers in its operations. Some of the affected workers, in collaboration with the National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers (NAAPE), had on Monday embarked on indefinite strike, picketing the airline office in Lagos over welfare issues and alleged infractions. Apparently displeased with the actions, the management fired the majority of the staffers including some expatriates, with an offer of three-month salary as redundancy compensation. The workers had lately engaged the management over wage disparity, management’s proposal to suspend negotiation on Condition of Service (COS), alleged subversion of established terms of agree...
Pilots, engineers shut Bristow over wage dispute, others

Pilots, engineers shut Bristow over wage dispute, others

Aviation
Union of pilots and engineers yesterday, made good its threat to picket Bristow Helicopters’ operations nationwide over disagreements on wages, the applicable rate of exchange and other alleged infractions. The workers, who insisted on the review of N345 to N355/$1 in the pay package, met denial of the management, with the latter citing harsh operational and economic realities in the COVID-19 era. The workers, under the aegis of National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers (NAAPE), had lately engaged the management over diverse welfare issues. The grey areas include the management’s proposal to suspend negotiation on Condition of Service (COS), alleged subversion of established terms of agreement with the workers, refusal to train qualified persons for Airline Transport Pilo...