NAAE Rejects CoS Released By NSIWC For NAMA
The National Association of Air Traffic Engineers (NAAE), has rejected the recently released Condition of Service (COS) by the National Salaries, Income, and Wages Commission (NSIWC) for workers in the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA)
Arising from the EXCO meeting held over the weekend, NAAE expressed deep concern and disappointment regarding the released conditions of service (COS) of NAMA by the (NSIWC).
NAAE led by its national President, Engr. Selzing Miri vehemently rejected the COS saying, it failed to capture their demands and concerns as engineers in the agency as negotiated with NAMA Management. The engineers said it was a deliberate attempt to frustrate workers and cause industrial unrest in the system
“The exclusion of the reviewed professional allowances as negotiated and approved by NAMA Management in the released COS is not only unjust but viewed as a deliberate attempt to frustrate the commitment, enthusiasm, dedication and productivity of our members who tirelessly contribute to ensuring safe and efficient air traffic operations. We firmly believe that the omission of these allowances fails to acknowledge the immense contributions, responsibility, expertise, and risks associated with our profession”
NAAE noted that for over nine years, the issue of COS has been on the negotiating table with all relevant agencies for deliberations only for the authorities to come out with unfavorable document of COS describing it as disheartening and an attempt to dampen the morale of workers.
The association noted that the salaries and wages commission expunged vital parts of the document and released something different from what was negotiated with NAMA and did not reflect the agreement signed by unions and NAMA management sent to the wages and salaries commission.
“It is disheartening to note that after over nine (9) years of waiting, dialogues and the negotiation between NAMA Management with the Unions that birth the submitted documents, the NSIWC has persistently strived to dampened the moral of our members and create an unhealthy working relationship within the agency”