The National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE) on Thursday made good its threat to picket Kenya Airways Airline.

The operations of the East African carrier were grounded at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) in Ikeja Lagos as members of the Union shut down its counters.

Daily Trust reports that the union has been in a running battle with the carrier over the sack of its Nigerian employees and replacement with the General Sales Agent (GSA).

The Airline has refused to reverse the sack despite the threat from the Union prompting the former to take the decision to ground the operations of the carrier preventing its flight to Nairobi from taking off today.

It was learned that most of the passengers of Kenya Airways were endorsed with Rwanda Air, a sister carrier but the Union is threatening to extend the industrial action to the airline for rendering the relief service to the picketed airline.

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