Air Peace to recall sacked pilots following FG’s intervention

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Respite has come the way of a number of the pilots recently sacked by the management of Air Peace, as many of them would soon be recalled to their jobs.

The airline announced last week that it might be dismissing over 80 of its pilots as a results of the negative impact of COVID-19 pandemic on its operations.

A statement released by the spokesperson of the Federal Ministry of Aviation, Jude Odaudu, said the choice to recall most of the dismissed pilots was taken during an intervention meeting called by the Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, between the airline management and therefore the leadership of the National Association of Airline Pilots and Engineers (NAAPE) held in his office today Tuesday, August 11.

According to the statement, Chairman of Air Peace, Chief Allen Onyema, verbally accepted the Minister’s plea for the recall of the utmost number of pilots that the airline can accommodate without going bankrupt.

In their presentation, NAAPE, led by its chairman, Galadima Abednego, said that some missteps could are made within the course of the standoff between the airline and therefore the union and appealed to the Minister to intervene so as to resolve the impasse.

He said that as a union it absolutely was a painful thing to determine an oversized number of their members thrown into the labour market, and further appealed to employers of labour to work out the union members as partners, and not adversaries.

On his own, the Chairman of Air Peace, Chief Allen Onyema commended Senator Hadi Sirika for providing the desired leadership to the industry and promised his full cooperation in ensuring the expansion of the aviation sector in Nigeria.

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