Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Air India deducts 10% salary in March, furious employees to seek legal remedy

Amid lockdown, national carrier Air India has deducted 10 % salary of all employees in March, other than the cabin crew, leaving thousands of staffers in distress, National Herald has learned.
Documents and salary slips accessed by the NH show that the salary for the month of March ­— which was 10 % less than the previous salary — was transferred on Monday, April 20.

Terming the deduction as the “COVID-19 pay cut” the decision, however, was taken on March 17 by the CMD of the Air India, whereas the order in this regard was issued on March 20 — three days prior to the announcement of the nationwide lockdown.
The Air India had decided to implement a 10% cut in the allowances in a bid to tide over the stress arising out coronavirus epidemic.

“It was agreed to implement a 10% deduction in Allowances (excluding Basic pay, house rent allowance and Variable Dearness Allowance) in respect of all employees, except Cabin Crew, for a period of three months effective March 2020 salary” reads the order accessed by NH.
Angered by the deduction, employees have shot off a letter to the management on Monday, demanding the return of the deducted amount within two days. “In case, management fails to do so, we will seek legal remedy,” said an employee on condition of anonymity.

“…. You are called upon to pay the 10 % deducted amount within two days of receipt of this notice, failing which we shall be constrained to proceed legally,” reads the letter sent by the employees.

General Secretary of All India Service Engineers Association, Air India, N H Kapoor told National Herald that the management had communicated about the deduction, however, “we had an the impression that they will reconsider it as we had vehemently opposed the decision”.
21/04/20 National Heraald
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