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Air India pilots demand meeting with aviation minister over cuts

INDIA's Air India Pilots' Association has written to Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri requesting an urgent meeting over 'indefinite and unilateral wage cuts'

03 December 2020 - 19:00

INDIA's Air India Pilots' Association has written to Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri requesting an urgent meeting over 'indefinite and unilateral wage cuts'.

The aviation industry is one of the worst-hit sectors by Covid in India after a nationwide lockdown stopped all commercial passenger flights in March, reports Mumbai's India.com.



Although domestic flights resumed in May, along with select international repatriation flights by the government through air bubbles, the passenger capacity and the flight frequency continues to be hampered.



The Indian Commercial Pilots' Association and the Indian Pilots' Guild wrote a letter to Mr Puri informing him that workers of Air India, Air India Express and Alliance Air pilots have been facing salary cuts of up to 70 per cent.



'The frontline workers of Air India, Air India Express and Alliance Air pilots continue to be shackled with an indefinite and unilateral wage cut of up to 70 per cent while the indifferent company top management contributes a namesake 10 per cent,' the letter read..


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