- Aero Set to Recall Redundant Workers
Aero Contractors may soon recall some of the airline’s workers placed on redundancy, its Managing Director, Capt Ado Sanusi, has said.
Sanusi said on Wednesday that this was in anticipation of increase in the airline’s fleet in the coming weeks.
The airline had in January recalled 69 workers affected in the redundancy exercise carried out in 2017, and stated that more people would be recalled as the airline stabilised.
The management of the airline in early 2017 placed about 60 per cent of its workers on redundancy as its fleet depleted.
It was gathered that the airline had also paid about 30 workers declared redundant in 2017 about N70m as outstanding salaries and severance packages in the last one month.
The airline was said to be working on bringing back one of the aircraft, a Boeing 737-500, taken for C—checks about three years ago, this weekend, while another B737-400 is expected to be rolled out from the maintenance facility of the airline, in Lagos, in the next two weeks.
Both aircraft are expected to boost the airline’s fleet which currently consists of a B737-500 and Dash 8.
Sanusi confirmed the development, saying, “It is true that our aircraft, which went out for maintenance in France would be returning to the country by this weekend. Apart from this, we are currently carrying out maintenance on another B737-400 aircraft, which hopefully would be out of the maintenance yard in the next two to three weeks.
“Also, on the payment of some of the redundant workers, about 30 of them have been paid so far since the beginning of this month, but what we are doing is payment from bottom to top. Very soon, others would be paid. Our intention is to disburse at least N50m to the affected workers monthly.”