Friday, April 29

Aero Contractors fires 100 workers

Aero Contractors fires 100 workers

At least 100 workers outsourced to Aero Contractors by Skyborne Ltd have been sacked following the airline’s decision to review its relationship with the company.

The airline confirmed the development in a statement issued on Friday by Simon Tumba, its media consultant.

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.”

A letter to one of the affected workers which was obtained by NAN claimed that the sack was as a result of the ongoing restructuring in the airline.

The letter reads: “Dear colleague, in the light of the ongoing 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 8am on April 28. We regret any inconvenience caused.”

Aero Contractors had been in the news in recent times as allegations of corruption and diversion of funds were levelled against the past management.

The Asset Management Company of Nigeria (AMCON), which owns 60 per cent of the airline’s shares, had dissolved the previous management and appointed Fola Akinkuotu, former director-general of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), as its Managing Director.

Akinkuotu has been given the task of rebuilding the airline and helping it to regain its position as a key player in the industry.

Only on Thursday did First Bank reveal its intention to lay off 1,000 workers.

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