To raise the revenue standards of the various agencies in the Aviation sector, the Minister of Aviation Senator Hadi Sirika says, the sector is set to spearhead and deepen adoption of automation in its agencies.
This is just as he assured that, the ministry is determined to resolve all outstanding industrial relations matters within the shortest time possible time.
According to the Minister, apart from raising the bar in revenue generation, automation would also help to raise work standards among aviation workers in agencies under the supervision of the ministry.
The Minister who stated this at the 2022 Annual Joint Consultative and Negotiating Council (JCNC) retreat in Calabar said the adoption of automation systems had fundamentally raised personnel management in workplace and boost productivity.
Represented by the Director of Human Resources in the ministry, Alhaji Shehu Dogo, noted that, globally, the automaton process in contemporary public and private organizations had been adopted, making it a norm and culture.
He commended the unions for their display of commitment and patriotism in suspending the recent industrial action and the JCNC for sustaining the noble initiative for identifying with the Joint Aviation Trade Unions’ Forum -JATUF
The Chairman of the Joint Consultative and Negotiating Council JCNC Comrade Hector Nnadi in his address said the retreat was organized to examine the way forward in sustaining industrial harmony in the workplace and growth of the aviation industry.
Comrade Nnadi said it was time for the unions to tell themselves the truth in view of happenings in the industry as it relates to industrial relations issue such as strike, protests viz a vis global labour best practices in view of the apparent fact that aviation is global.
He also noted that, it is also an avenue to take appraisal of the unions strategy in negotiating for the welfare of aviation workers and better workplace environment.
The JCNC boss said recently, the Council went round the geo political zones to sensitize workers on the issue of personnel automation adding that there was a need to talk to leaders of the workers hence the retreat organized in Calabar by the Ministry of Aviation.
Nnadi said they were collaborating to ensure that people were not caught unaware when the implementation of the policies commence.
The theme of the retreat which is ‘Labour Leaders as Strategic Partners in Driving the Automation of Personnel Performance Management System in the Aviation Sector’ attracted over 80 participants.
By Nosa Aituamen