Udoh advocates industrial harmony amongst workers in NAMA
By Daniel Eteghe
Managing Director of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) Engr Nnamdi Udoh has called for industrial harmony amongst workers, unions and management in the agency in order to move the aviation sector to a greater height.
Speaking at the first quadrennial branch delegate conference and election of officers of Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (ATSSSAN) NAMA branch in Lagos over the weekend, Engr Udoh urged the unions to see management as partners in progress stressing that nothing could be achieved in an atmosphere of industrial dispute.
According to Udoh, there must be a symbiotic relationship between workers, unions and management to ensure industrial harmony in the system as it was the only way to achieve positive result.
He further charged workers to ensure the safety of the airspace at all times by putting in their best adding that the challenges facing the agency was enormous which could only be achieved through collaboration.
“There will always be need for collaboration between NAMA and the unions and the unions will be relevant to NAMA through collaboration” he stressed.
In his speech, the National President of ATSSSAN, Comrade Benjamin Okewu said that with the election of officers to run the ATSSSAN branch of NAMA, that it has opened a new chapter in management/ labour relationship.
Comrade Okewu however urged the management of NAMA to ensure the implementation of workers welfare as that would guarantee industrial peace in the organisation.
He further expressed optimism that NAMA management would not have the cause to regret the activities of the unions over unsettled labour issues as it was presently witnessed in some aviation agencies.
The out going chairman of the ATSSSAN NAMA branch, Comrade Ben Akpen commended all members for their support throughout his four year tenure and enjoined them to extend same to the in coming executive in order to realize the dream of the association.