Saturday, January 01, 2022

AIE crew to go on indefinite strike

Kochi: Around 300 cabin crew of Air India Express (AIE), headquartered in Kochi, will launch an indefinite strike from Jan 15 as the management did not resolve their concerns. The crew under Air India Express Employees Union (AIXEU) had organized a national-level protest on Dec 14 raising various demands over the alleged ‘gross injustice’ meted out by the management.

They alleged discrimination from the management as the period of employment contract was curtailed from 5 years to 1 year only for cabin crew. They also demanded that the existing salary-cut, implemented in the wake of pandemic impact, be revoked. AIXEU (BMS) president KK Vijayakumar said a notice on the strike was sent to AIE CEO. He said that reducing cabin crew’s contract period, whilst according five-year contracts to other staff and new recruits was unjust.“We met the management nine times along with central labour commissioner, but got no positive response. Our members constitute nearly 70% of AIE cabin crew and an indefinite strike will affect flight operations,” he said.

Sources confirmed that the CEO got the notice. As AIE’s disinvestment is in the final stage and a new management is to take charge, it’s unclear how the airline will respond to the protest. 

01/01/22 Times of India

To Read the News in full at Source, Click the Headline


Post a Comment