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A Nigerian Airline company, Aero Contractors Nigeria
Limited, has fired 900 of its employees.
In a statement released by Simon Tumba, the airlines media
consultant, the airline which was temporarily shut down in October last year
but resumed operation in December, 2016, had about 1500 work force.
Aero Contractors lay off 900 staff

Tumba said the carrier has been struggling with paying of salaries
and servicing the overhead cost of these worker. He says this is unsustainable
for the air company.

The issuance of
notification of redundancy is a business decision that will ensure Aeros
survival. 

“The current situation where over a thousand people are basically not
engaged due to lack of serviceable aircraft is not sustainable for the airline.

The huge monthly
salary associated with a bloated workforce will eventually kill the airline,
which is not the intention of the current government.

This decision will
immediately reduce the whopping operational cost, which has been stifling Aero;
enable the management bring in more aircraft through savings from overheads and
pay for C-checks.

It will also enable
Aero have a more manageable and committed workforce in line with international
best practices of 50 to 60 personnel to one aircraft unlike what obtains in
Aero at the moment.

According to the statement, maintenance, repair and overhaul
(MRO) department and other vital staff in very sensitive departments would not
be affected.
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