ARIK AIR SACKS 300 WORKERS
The management of Arik Air has sacked 300 members of staff of the airline.
In a statement released on Friday titled ‘Arik Air management declares 300 staff redundant’, the airline blamed staff retrenchment on the COVID 19 pandemic, adding that a redundancy package would be provided for the affected staff through the aviation unions.
Excerpts from the statement read:
“Arising from the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to the constrained ability of the airline to complete heavy maintenance activities and return its planes to operations, stunted revenues against increasing operational costs, the management of Arik Air (In Receivership) has declared 300 staff members redundant to its current level of operations.
"The leadership of the impacted unions has been contacted to negotiate a redundancy package for the affected staff.”