AMCON: Aero notifies staff of disengagement, unions kick

In line with the thought that AMCON takeover of organizations usually leave it worse off, Aero contractors, the latest victim of their acquisition, has sent redundancy notice to over sixty percent of their staff. For example, the latest acquisition of AMCON, Arik Air, twenty aircraft were grounded, leaving only eight to operate out of the original 28 aircraft.
AMCON has never given credible justification for taking over Aero.
Bu, in a release by the airline, it becomes clear that they can no longer bear the burden of reduced air crafts and bloated staff.
“Following the operational challenges of Aero culminating in loss of business opportunities that adversely affected company finances vis-à-vis operations, we are constrained to place you under redundancy pending a possible future review. This decision was communicated to the unions where their understanding was solicited in view of prevailing operational difficulties…whilst Aero appreciates your contribution to the company and continues to regard you as worthy ambassadors, we solicit your understanding as we struggle to stabilize operations and rebuild the company…” the memo said.
The Captain Ade Sanusi led airline has been slowed down by audit issues.
An Air Transport Service Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, ATSSSAN, said the issue has been reported to their secretariate, and that there may be a showdown . He noted that a meeting to that effect has been scheduled for Friday.

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