The Twenty Nigerian cabin crew members recently sacked by Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd have instituted a N5 billion court suit against the airline at the National Industrial Court, Lagos .
Aviation Logistics and Management Ltd. are as co-respondent joined in the ensuing legal battle.
They are also seeking the order of the court suspending the notice of termination of employment served on them pending the hearing and determination of the substantive suit.
They are equally demanding for the sum of N5 billion as damages for the act of discrimination against them.
The 20 cabin crew members include: Genevieve Mordi, Umo Akinselure, Lukman Yusuf, Ekaete Victor-Iyamu, Victoria Enyi, George Ezemba, James Ajayi, Rosemary Ogbor, Babajide Akinyele and Remilekun Lashebikan.
Others are: Yewande Salau, David Dagat, Babafemi Oshifeko, Babatunde Olamuye, Juliet Ezumba, Rachel Ideho, Ademola Olowolade, Imelda Blankson, Halimat Odeyemi and Tolumilade Sogbesan.
They were all laid off on 30 November, 2015, following an internal memo issued by the Executive Vice President, Customer, of the Airline, Jill Brady.