Nigerian Staff Sue Virgin Atlantic Airways For N5bn

Nigerian Staff Sue Virgin Atlantic Airways For N5bn

LAGOS—The 20 Nigerian lodge team individuals as of late laid off by Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd, have organized a N5billion suit against the
Airline under the watchful eye of the National Industrial Court sitting in Lagos.

Avionics Logistics and Management Ltd is likewise a litigant in the suit.

The Nigerian lodge team, through their insight, Chief Felix Fagbohungbe, SAN, are begging the court to control the respondents from laying them off or offering impacts to the notification of end of job served on them pending the listening to and determination of the suit.

Needs suspension of notification of end of business

They are additionally need the court to suspend the notification of end of vocation served on them pending the listening to and determination of the substantive suit.

They are further requesting that the court guide the respondents to pay them the total of N5billion as harms for the demonstration of victimization them.

The 20 lodge team, Genevieve Mordi, Umo Akinselure, Lukman Yusuf, Ekaete Victor-Iyamu, Victoria Enyi, George Ezemba, James Ajayi, Rosemary Ogbor, Babajide Akinyele, Remilekun Lashebikan, Yewande Salau, David Dagat, Babafemi Oshifeko, Babatunde Olamuye, Juliet Ezumba, Rachel Ideho, Ademola Olowolade, Imelda Blankson, Halimat Odeyemi and Tolumilade Sogbesan, are fighting that they were all laid off on November 30, 2015, after an inner update issued by the Executive Vice President, Customer, of the Airline, Jill Brady.

Social aptitude no more required

In the notice, it was unveiled that the procurement of social ability which was the main role of utilizing the inquirers was no more required by the Airline on its Lagos-London course.

In a 36 passage sworn statement in backing of the suit, ousted to by one of the offended parties, Umo Akinselure, they affirmed that the petitioners were never educated by any of the respondents that the sole purpose behind their business was to give social ability in admiration of the Airline's flight operations on the Lagos-London course.

No overview directed

They further asserted that no study was ever directed by the Airline which uncovered that the social ability gave by the petitioners in appreciation of its Lagos-London course is no more required.

As per them, the Airline's expectation to fire their vocation was construct exclusively in light of their race, shading and social extraction, despite the fact that the Lagos-London course was said to be the most economically reasonable and most beneficial course for the Airlin