AI unions call off proposed strike on salary schedule
Air India (AI) unions have withdrawn their strike call after the airline management came up with a schedule to clear their salary and other dues by June.india Updated: Mar 30, 2012 23:22 IST
Air India (AI) unions have withdrawn their strike call after the airline management came up with a schedule to clear their salary and other dues by June.
"AI management has had successful discussions with unions on the issue of payments of pending salaries and performance linked incentives," the airline said in a statement. "The matter has been amicably resolved, with AI assuring the unions of salary payments and allowances as per agreed time line. The unions have withdrawn their proposed strike of April 2. All operations of Air India will be normal," AI said.
Meanwhile, sources told Hindustan Times that AI and its lenders cleared the airline’s debt restructuring plan after a meeting here on Friday.
The resolution with the grieving unions was arrived after employees representatives met AI chief managing director Rohit Nandan.
The meeting was also attended by a Rajya Sabha MP.
"We received their (strike) notice today," Nandan said after the meeting. "We have given them a payment schedule under which we will clear all the dues by June. The strike has been called off."
The notice for "no pay, no work" agitation had been given by eight major unions of the airline representing pilots, engineers and cabin crew among others, to protest the delay in payment of their salaries, performance-linked incentive and other allowances by over three months.