Hundreds of workers of the defunct Nigeria Airways Limited NAL have concluded arrangements to disrupt all activities including flights operations over the inability of government to settles them a decade after liquidation.
Daily Times gathered that the aggrieved workers who converged in the Alimosho area of Lagos State to perfect their planned action said there was no going back as the government has remained insensitive to their plights.
All the workers have been able to get after a protracted legal battle which turned to their favour was just a paltry one fifth of their legitimate gratuity and pension paid in 2008. There were also claims that some of the ex-staff, who were not captured into that payment, are yet to receive a kobo.
Since that 2008 payment, the workers claimed that all efforts to get the Federal Government to pay the next instalment of another five years have since proved futile.
About 1,000 former employees of the airline that were affected by the voluntary liquidation of the airline in 2004, a good number of them are afflicted with critical ailments which they lack enough money to take care.
The workers said they have remained hopelessly fighting to wrest from the Federal Government the fruit of the labour of their youthful lives at different capacities as erstwhile staff of the defunct airline.
The workers had during the build to the 2015 general elections in the country vowed not to vote for Goodluck Jonathan’s reelection bid as a result of neglect and intensive to their plights
Although the date for their planned protest at the airport has been kept to themselves, an insider told Daily Times that it will be carried out this week with a bid to paralyse the country’s aviation sector.