Air India cabin crew get part of salary, call off stir

 

Air India cabin crew get part of salary, call off stir

Air India cabin crew get part of salary, call off stir

MUMBAI: After two days of protests and refusal to work, Air India flight attendants finally received a part of their pending sustenance allowance and salary. With this gesture from the airline management, the cabin crew members ended their protest and resumed work on Wednesday.

But AI cannot look away from the issue of delayed salary payments yet. On January 6, the Aviation Industry Employees Guild, a union with 8,000 members including ground handlers, engineers, booking office staff and check-in staff, issued a strike notice to the airline.

The union’s grouse, too, was the continued delay in payment of salaries and incentives. George Abraham, general secretary of the guild, said they were hopeful that since the deputy labour commissioner had intervened, a solution will be reached and their salaries would be paid on time.

People who have bought AI tickets for travel in the coming days need not worry about their flight status. “Since the labour commissioner has put the union and management under notice, the strike will not take place,” said a source. Following the notice, the deputy labour commissioner has called the airline management and the union for conciliation talks, and the first meeting will be held on Thursday.The situation was defused on Thursday when protesting flight attendants, and many other AI employees, received their salaries for the month of November.

By TNN
Source: timesofindia.indiatimes


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