Arik Airline sacks 300 workers

Nigerian airline Arik has relieved 300 of its workers of their duties.

The airline’s management confirmed in a statement released today Friday, December 4, that they have sacked 300 members of staff.

Arik Air said it blames the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on its operations for the sack.

The company said it is arranging a “redundancy package” for the sacked workers.

Part of the statement reads:

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

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