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Arik Air sacks 300 staff

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Arik Air today announced the sack of 300 workers.

In a statement titled, ‘Arik Air management declares 300 staff redundant’, the airline said the action was due to the adverse effect of coronavirus.

It however assured that a redundancy package would be provided for the affected staff.

Arik Air explained that the pandemic has constrained its ability to complete heavy maintenance activities and return its planes to operations.

The company also cited stunted revenues amid increasing operational costs.

“The leadership of the impacted unions has been contacted to negotiate a redundancy package for the affected staff,” the statement reads.

Arik Air added that over 50 percent of its workforce of over 1,600 staff have been on furlough in the past six months.

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