The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) is set to achieve industrial harmony as its management has held an engagement forum with the Joint Aviation Trade Unions.
The unions include: National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE), Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (ATSSSAN), National Association of Air Traffic Controllers (NATCA), National Association of Aeronautical Engineers (NAAE), Aeronautical Information Management Association of Nigeria (AIMA), National Aeronautical Communication Association of Nigeria (NACAN), and Almagamated Union of Public Corporation Civil Service Technical and Recreational Services Employees (ACUPTRE).
The forum, which was held at the corporate headquarters of the airspace agency, provided an opportunity for the airspace agency team, led by Captain Fola Akinkuotu, to engage the leadership of aviation unions on how to forestall industrial unrest and examine issues bordering on non-conclusive conditions of service, poor salaries as a result of non implementation of the National Wages and Salaries Commission’s approval for NAMA to operate same salary structure with Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), since 2003.
Led by the national president of NUATE, Comrade Mohammed Dauda Safiyanu, the meeting offered a robust window for NAMA management to resolve mistrust that has existed in the agency.
“The meeting provided an opportunity to consider ancilary issues, especially matters of discipline and the need to promote fair, just and harmonious work environment. It also helped to reduce tension in the work environment through constructive interface as the agency sets the tone for 2018 in the discharge of its corporate mandate,” Safiyanu declared.