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Striking KQ staff in Nigeria agree to negotiate

Kenga Stephen

A Kenya Airways plane. [Photo/NMG]

Kenya Airways employees in Nigeria have put on hold a strike that was planned for Wednesday, saying that they have entered into dialogue with the airline.

The National Union of Air Transport Employees (NAUTE) had on Monday issued a strike notice.

The workers cited alleged failure by Kenya Airways to implement a collective bargaining agreement.

The union’s general secretary, Olayinka Olu Abioye,  said the workers have started negotiations with the airline’s management.

“Parties have agreed to engage further with a view to resolving the issues and the strike by the union has since been suspended,” said Kenya Airways chief executive, Sebastian Mikosz in a separate statement to the Business Daily.

Mr Abioye said that the union would pursue an industrial action route again if the present problems are not resolved. KQ, as the airline is known by its international code, further called into question the motives behind the strike notice.

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