About 300 staff of Arik Air have received their sack letters. The management of Arik Air on Friday announced the relieving of these staff members of their appointments.
In a statement to newsmen titled “Arik Air management declares 300 staff redundant”, the airline blamed the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic for the sacking.
Arik Air explained that a redundancy package would be provided for the affected workers with the help of the aviation unions.
The statement read in part, “Arising from the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to the constrained ability of the airline to complete heavy maintenance activities and return its planes to operations, stunted revenues against increasing operational costs, the management of Arik Air (In Receivership) has declared 300 staff members redundant to its current level of operations.
“The leadership of the impacted unions have been contacted to negotiate a redundancy package for the affected staff.”