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Labour to intervene in Bristow, workers’ crisis

By Kenneth Ehigiator
THE Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) may step into the industrial crisis at Bristow Helicopters, following persist disagreement between the company’s management and its staff.

The workers had, under the aegis of the National Union of Air Traffic Employees (NUATE) and ATSSSAN, embarked on strike in protest against the company’s Managing Director, Mike Imlach, over his non-challance to issues relating to their welfare.

National Present of the Air Transport Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (ATSSSAN), Comrade Benjamin Okewu, also disclosed to newsmen at the weekend that the company was compelled to move all its helicopters to the NFA base, Port Harcourt, for operations as a result of the tension stoked by the industrial crisis.

Okewu said the NLC and TUC were being invited in to resolve the crisis which had festered for too long.

According to him, the management of Bristow Pan African helicopters refused to signed for the removal of the managing director of the company, Mike Imlach, after the chairman of the board had approved it at a meeting summoned by Ministry of Labour in Lagos.

Workers of the company have been on strike since last week calling for the removal of Mike Imlach for his high handedness and anti-Nigeria employees.


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