Pensioners May Picket Airports Over Payment Disparity

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The Nigerian Union of Pensioners, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria branch, has concluded plans to embark on a nationwide protest with effect from May 4, 2021 should FAAN management fail to implement new payment agreement.

National Secretary of NUP, FAAN branch, Emeka Njoku, at a rally held at the local Airport Ikeja on Wednesday said the management of FAAN had bluntly refused to implement Conditions of Service as reached by the committee set up by FAAN over disparity in salaries.

Njoku revealed that the committee recommended that 18 per cent should be paid to level 1 – 14 to cushion the large disparity in the system as it was noticed during implementation.

He accused the management of FAAN of twisting the agreement and dragging the minister into a matter that was within the management of FAAN.

Njoku explained that it was agreed by the aviation ministry that levels 1 – 14 should benefit from it since levels 15 and above were already operating it

The NUP scribe noted that the committee ended its sitting and submitted its recommendations before the COVID-19 pandemic and but FAAN failed to implement it.

Njoku said FAAN owed them in arrears since the COS was implemented in 2019, warning that all members of NUP would from May 4 be mobilised for protests in airports across the country.

-Punch

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