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Africa: MedView airline sacks 60 of their staff

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One of Nigeria’s major carriers, Medview Airline has sacked about 60 members of its staff after many months of lack of scheduled flight operations.

According to a report by thisdaylive.com, the sack may have been engineered by financial constraints, which the company has faced lately.

It was gathered that those affected include engineers, pilots and crew which constitute almost 40 percent of its work force.

Reports also indicted that the airline served the dismissed staff their letter of disengagement last week Friday October 5, 2018.

The source also disclosed that disengaged staff were said to be owed six months salaries asides allowances before they were disengaged last week Friday.

A part of the latter of disengagement reads “You would be reconsidered for employment when the situation improves’’

The airline also requested that the disengaged staff to return all the company items in their possession including their uniforms and cabin shoes.

The source noted that the recent development cannot be unconnected with financial crisis the airline has battled with for a while now.

Managing Director of the airline, Muneer Bankole said some of the speculations were not true, adding that workers of the airline never protested as some publications alleged.

Also, Executive Director, Business Development, Medview , Alhaji Isiaq Na-Allah said the airline carried out the exercise due to the prevailing economic situation in the country.

He said: “Going by the realities of the prevailing economic situation, Med-View Airline is currently restructuring in order to fully maximize its operation and prepare adequately for the challenges ahead.

In the course of this exercise, some staff, about 60 in numbers, were required to step aside as a result of downsizing with a geniue intention to recall them back as soon as situation improves as stated in our letter to the affected staff.

The decision by management on this exercise though tough is predicated on the need to achieve the best result with a minimum but adequate work force. All the Staff affected have been adequately communicated.”

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