Nigeria’s Arik Air Cuts Jobs, Sends 300 Employees into Redundancy

It blamed the sacking on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The management of Arik Air has relieved 300 staff members of their appointments.

This was announced in a statement by the airline on Friday.

It blamed the sacking on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The press statement was titled, “Arik Air management declares 300 staff redundant.”

The company explained that a redundancy package will be provided for the affected workers with the help of the aviation unions.

Related: Arik Air Workers Ground Operations

The statement read in part, “… arising from the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to the constrained ability of the airline to complete heavy maintenance activities and return its planes to operations, stunted revenues against increasing operational costs, the management of Arik Air (in receivership) has declared 300 staff members redundant to its current level of operations.

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“The leadership of the impacted unions have been contacted to negotiate a redundancy package for the affected staff.”

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