Saturday, July 18, 2020

Air India Says Leave Without Pay Scheme Win-Win For Airline, Staff

New Delhi: Air India on Friday said its financial situation is very challenging due to the coronavirus pandemic and its leave-without-pay (LWP) scheme for employees is a "win-win" situation for them as well as the management.
The national carrier, in a press statement, said the scheme primarily enables employees to proceed on LWP "on voluntary basis".

The airline had issued an internal order on Tuesday asking its departmental heads and regional directors to identify employees, based on various factors like efficiency, health and redundancy, who will be sent on compulsory LWP for up to five years.

"Air India is in a very challenging financial situation and is taking recourse to several initiatives with a view to ensuring the continuance of its operations," the airline said in the statement.
"The LWP scheme is a win-win situation for both the management as well as employees as it provides flexibility to employees and simultaneously reduces the wage bill for the company," it added.

Under this scheme, the airline said, the management can pass an order requiring the employees to compulsorily go on leave for a period of six months or two years (extendable up to five).

Employees will be chosen for the compulsory LWP provision taking into consideration suitability, efficiency, competence, quality of performance, health, non-availability and redundancy, it had said.
17/07/20 PTI/NDTV
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