Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Air India pilots shoot off letter, warn carrier not to let salary delays happen again

Alleging lack of cooperation between Air India's commercial and finance departments as one of the reasons for the delay in salaries, one of its pilots' unions has urged the management to ensure that the situation is not repeated in future.

The Indian Commercial Pilots Unions (ICPA) in a letter to Air India chairman and managing director Pradeep Singh Kharola, has also said that the "financial uncertainty is a source of frustration, anxiety and stress, and all of which affects the overall performance level of employees".

Notably, the cash-crunch airline has delayed salary payments of its employees in May.

The financial mess has also forced the carrier to approach the banks and financial institutions for short-term loans to the tune of Rs 1,000 crore, besides requesting the government to infuse another Rs 2,000 crore in the current financial year.

The airline has said it expects to disburse May salaries by June 15.
12/06/18 PTI/ZeeBiz