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ASL workers at Lagos airport end two days strike as chairman intervenes

Workers of the Airline Services Logistics (ASL), a company located at the international wing of Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos, have finally called off their 48 hours industrial action following the intervention of the organisation’s chairman, Richard Akerele.

BusinessDay learnt that Akerele on getting the news of the development paid an unscheduled visit to the company at the weekend to the surprise of the angry and protesting workers.

It was also gathered that at about 3pm on Saturday, workers of the catering company were still singing solidarity songs to support their colleagues that were fired and those that were allegedly pencilled down to be sacked by the new managing director of ASL, Laurent Moussard.

Akerele while calming down the workers appealed to them to go back to work, assuring them that the issues raised would be looked into by the management.

One of the workers, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, told BusinessDay that the chairman agreed to recall the sacked Sule Muniru, chairman of the internal union, and Abulimen Ehimien, quality assurance manager,

He stated that ASL would follow due process and also engage the staff in constructive negotiations in issues concerning them, saying Akerele appealed to the workers to return to work so that the company can begin operations and service its customers.

The source stated that the industrial action was finally called off at 4pm on Saturday.

ASL supplies Emirates, British Airways, Delta Air Lines South African Airways, Lufthansa and Iberia with in-flight catering.

These international airlines were not supplied with in–flight catering by ASL throughout the duration of the industrial action.

It would be recalled that the internal union had on Friday, March 18, 2016, called out workers of the organisation for industrial action following the sack of Sule Muniru and the quality assurance manager.

Abulimen Ehimien alleged high handedness by Laurent Moussard, new managing director refusal by the management to increase the workers welfare packages.

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