Members of the Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC and the Trade Union Congress, TUC are at the moment picketing Air Peace offices at the domestic terminal of the Lagos Airport, grounding and operations over the airline’s continued defiance of the embargo on Imo Airport.
The two labour bodies are staging what they claim to be an escalating operation against the Imo State Government over the alleged disruption of the May Day celebrations in Owerri, Imo State last Monday.
The two labour centres have accused the Governor Hope Uzodimma administration of collaborating to forge a factionalisation of the labour movement in the state.
The NLC and the TUC during the May Day celebrations vowed to bring pressure on the Imo State government to reverse its actions by squeezing the state with the first target being to cut off the state by air.
The Labour activists entered the Lagos airport on Wednesday and disrupted the activities of the Air Peace counters at the airport. They have also pledged to deny the airline supply of aviation fuel in the escalating face off.
It was gathered that the NLC and the TUC have also carried out their threat to petition the Imo State government to the International Labour Organisation besides the action against of grounding Air Peace operations in Lagos.