Arik Air sacks 300 workers

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ARIK Air yesterday declared 300 of its workers redundant as a fall out of the effects of COVID-19 on the air transport industry.

The airline, according to its Manager Public Relations and Communications, Adebanji Ola, took the decision on account of the constrained ability of the airline to complete heavy maintenance activities and return its planes to operations, stunted revenues against increasing operational costs on its current level of operations.

Ola said the airline management has engaged the leadership of the impacted unions to negotiate a redundancy package for the affected staff.

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He said: “It is important to note that over 50 per cent of Arik Air’s workforce of over 1,600 staff have been on furlough in the past six months on a base allowance.

“Decisions to let go of staff is naturally a difficult decision. Arik Air wishes the impacted staff well in their future endeavors.”

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