Aero Contractors Dismiss Over 100 Staff

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Aero Contractors have dismissed about 100 of the workers subcontracted to them by Skyborne Ltd. following the airline’s decision to review it’s relationship with the company.

In a statement issued on Tuesday, the 26th of April, by Aero Contractors media consultant, Mr. Simon Tumba, which was obtained by News Agency of Nigeria, the airline confirmed the development and the on-going restructuring.

The statement said: “In the course of reorganising and repositioning its business, Aero Contractors has reviewed its relationship with Skyborne by cutting down some of the services required from the company. This will help the company to invest more resources to enhance customer service. For the records, Aero has not sacked any of its staff.’’

However, it was gathered that most of the affected contract workers had spent some years with the airline. A letter to one of the affected workers which was obtained by the News Agency claimed that the sack was as a result of the on-going restructuring in the airline.

The letter reads in part, “Dear colleague, in the light of the on-going restructuring at Aero, we regret to inform you that your services are no longer required and employment with SBL terminated with immediate effect.

“Please, return all company property to your Manager/Supervisor by 8:00 a.m. on April 28. We regret any inconvenience caused.’’

The Asset Management Company of Nigeria (AMCON), which owns 60 per cent of the airline’s shares, had dissolved the previous management and appointed Capt. Fola Akinkuotu, as its Managing Director.

Akinkuotu, the immediate-past Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), has been given the task of rebuilding the airline and helping it to regain its position as a key player in the industry.




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