Tuesday, July 07, 2020

Frontrunner for Air India ops director under fire

New Delhi: A frontrunner for Air India's Director Operations post has come under criticism from certain sections of the airline for his past record of siding with unions against the national carrier.
According to sources, the current Executive Director for Operations Captain R.S. Sandhu has in the past allegedly been hand-in-glove with a particular pilots' union.
"He was terminated once due to his close association with one of the pilots' unions. He had sided with this union during a strike. Now as a member of senior management, how can we trust him not to repeat the past incident?" sources said adding that Sandhu is one of the frontrunner candidates for the post.

"After the strike, he was reinstated back but only after a deal was struck between the management and the union. These past incidents are serious and must not be ignored."

When contacted, Sandhu did not give any comments or his version of events.

However, a senior Air India executive on condition of anonymity said: "He became a GM in 2018 and then officiated the post of ED Operations in 2019 and finally became a ED in 2020. In all this time he has taken impartial decisions and not been vengeful against anyone."

"This is a clear case of a slugfest for the top job. He is not officiating any post as of now."

The event in reference is from 2011, when a pilots' union of erstwhile Indian Airlines' went on strike.
To Read the News in full at Source, Click the Headline


Post a Comment