Airline operator retrenches 100 workers


Airline operator, Aero Contractors, has retrenched at least 100 workers outsourced by Skyborne Ltd, due to its decision to review its relationship with the company.

Confirming the sack in a statement issued on Friday, April 29, the airline said it the decision was reached in the course of reorganising and repositioning its business.

“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,” the statement released by Aero’s media consultant, Simon Tumba, said.

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 read: “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.”

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.

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