Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Unions meet Air India management, pilots want notice period cut to a month

Mumbai: As government moves ahead with its plans to exit the struggling national carrier, Air India pilots on Monday demanded the notice period be lowered to one month from six months now.
The government is planning to invite bids for the national carrier early next month and its employees, numbering many thousands, including pilots are fearing job losses.
At the meeting of the unions called by chairman and managing director Ashwani Lohani on Monday at the Hqs, unions also demanded that the government clear all their pending dues before exiting the sale.
Besides Lohani, director finance Vinod Hejmadi and director personnel Amrita Sharan also attended the two-hour meeting with the unions like ACEU, AIEU, Indian Commercial Pilots Association, Indian Pilots Guild, All-India Aircraft Engineers Association, Indian Airlines Technicians Association, AIEG and Air India Retired Employees Union among others, according to union sources.
14/10/19 PTI/Economic Times
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