Continuing their stir, Air India employees will stage a sit-in on Friday at the airline’s offices across the nation to protest against the management’s decision of deferring their salaries by a fortnight.
“As decided, AI employees will stage a sit-in tomorrow in front of the airline’s offices across the nation to protest against the management’s decision of deferring our salaries,” VJ Deka, regional general secretary of Aviation Industry Employee’s Guild (AIEG) told PTI.
Those employees, who are not in their shifts, would be joining the agitation programme so that passengers do not suffer, he added.
Three AI employees unions -- AIEG, Air Corporation Employees Union (ACEU) and Indian Aircraft Technician’s Association (IATA) -- had earlier decided to wear black badges from June 22 to 25, and stage a sit-in at the airline’s offices across the nation on June 26 (tomorrow).
And if the management fails to issue salaries on June 30, about 24,000 employees - associated with the three unions -- would boycott duties under the “no pay no work” policy.
“Air India Chairman-cum-Managing Director Arvind Jadhav today met union leaders, who said that they were not willing to renegotiate on the proposed wage cut by the management or even deferment of their salaries,” Deka said.