Aviation unions on Tuesday shut down the operations of Arik Air, leaving hundreds of the airline’s passengers stranded across the country.
The strike was embarked upon by the National Union of Air Transport Employees, the Air Transport Senior Staff Services Association of Nigeria and the National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers.
The unions embarked on the joint strike following the airline’s failure to pay seven months salary arrears and other alleged anti-labour practices.
The unions said the industrial action would continue indefinitely until their demands are met by the management of Arik Air.
Their demands include total unionization of Arik air employees.