AI may move to Court as pilot’s strike

AI pilots strike has carried on its second day that resulted cancellation of four international flights two each from Delhi and Mumbai.

Seeing a worse hit over the flight operations, Air India management now decided to approach the court against agitators, a section of pilots on strike.

“The management is also mulling the option of approaching the court against the pilots’ agitation,” sources said.

Before the going with mulling option, a meeting between the agitating pilots and the management is to be held later today.

Yesterday, more than 200 Air India pilots directing Indian Pilots Guild (IPG) had done on strike while AI management rejected their demand to send pilots for Boeing 787 Dreamliner training.

10 office-bearers of the Indian Pilots’ Guild in charge of spearheading the strike, got rid of by management yesterday. Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh called the protest by section of pilots as “illegal”.

“It is an illegal strike because every employee under rules is allowed to go on strike. They have… they give notice first; they should talk also. The difference, the progression and those discussions before implementing we will discuss with them,” he said in his statement.

While asking about strike for training, he said, “What was the big hurry even if they say that we don’t send the Indian Airlines pilots for training?”

“Government is trying to bail out and giving lot of money. For the last three months Air India was doing better. Now with this action, they should consider what the result would be,” he further added.

However, more difficult situation is for AI passengers, who are suffering with cancellation of flights along with misleading the Delhi airline staff behavior that neither cooperate nor provide any information about their alternative flight.


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