Early morning flights were suspended while passengers were left stranded as aviation workers shut down the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos Terminal Two (MMA2), on Tuesday, November 1.
Telescope.ng reports that the aviation workers are protesting the sack of some of their members by Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited (BASL).
According to information gathered this early morning, the union, Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (ATSSSAN) as early as 6 am had taken positions at the strategic entrances leading to the terminal building to prevent the airlines from operating their early morning flights.
The development led to scores of passengers who had arrived at the airport to make the morning flights to their destinations being stranded as the union blocked the terminal.
The blockade of the private terminal is a fall out of the sack of 37 workers including the union executives by the operators of the terminal, Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited.
The union had described the sack of its members as witch-hunting and willful intimidation, alleging that rather than implement the conditions of service as agreed with it in 2021, the BASL management had resorted to sacking of its members in its establishment.