By Sade Williams
Dana Air has apologised to its customers for the slight delays experienced on Tuesday as result of its disruption of its flight operations by the National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers (NAAPE).
The airline explained that ‘the reason given by the union for their illegal action this morning is entirely false, baseless and malicious as there is no such thing as ‘casualisation’ of staff at Dana Air.
“We have also advised the union times without number, that we are a law abiding, and liberal corporate citizen and are not against their activities or the activities of our staff members in these unions. We also cannot foist unionism on our staffs. We understand what freedom of association means, and we expect the unions to know better.
“The activities of these unions have only led airlines to the precipice and it is appalling what they seek to achieve by illegally disrupting our flights.
“ We will continue to engage the unions in the most civil manner and hope that the unions learn to be constructive in their activities by supporting the efforts of the Federal Government and our sincere efforts towards the betterment of the aviation industry, Kingsley Ezenwa, communications manager for the airline said.
The airline said it ‘regrets the inconvenience that this ill-informed path that the unions have decided to tow, has caused our teeming guests and we wish to assure them of our willingness to not only to reschedule their flights for free, but to compensate them as a result of the activities of these antagonists of the sector’.