Aviation union shuts Bristow, Caverton Helicopters’ operations

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The National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers (NAAPE) on Thursday shut down the operations of Bristow and Caverton Helicopters at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, Premium Times reports.

The union also ordered its members in both airlines to withdraw their services indefinitely until all the pending issues involving their welfare are resolved.

NAAPE said the protest was over the pay disparity and poor conditions of service for Nigerian pilots and engineers compared to their expatriate counterparts, who work for the same firm.

NAAPE said its affiliate, the United Labour Congress (ULC), had also directed that aviation fuel would not be supplied to the Bristow Group during the period in solidarity with the workers.