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ICPA says Air India management not serious on resolving issues

The Indian Commercial Pilots Association on Tuesday said that the pilots were firm on a strike from November 24 as the Air India's management was not serious in resolving outstanding issues.

india Updated: Nov 17, 2009 23:05 IST

The Indian Commercial Pilots Association (ICPA) on Tuesday said that the pilots were firm on a strike from November 24 as the Air India's management was not serious in resolving outstanding issues.

"The management does not seem to be serious in resolving our issues which include payment of productivity-linked incentives (PLI) pending for the past three months," ICPA General Secretary RS Otaal told PTI here after a meeting with NACIL Chairman and Managing Director Arvind Jadhav.

ICPA, the non-executive pilots body of the erstwhile Indian Airlines has threatened to strike work from November 24 if the management failed to meet its long-pending demands, which include payment of PLI dues.

The pilots body is agitated over the continuous deferment of salary allowances for the past 4-5 months.

The meeting between ICPA representatives and the management of the national carrier lasted for nearly two hours. Besides Jadhav, senior Air India officials including Director (Finance) attended the meeting.

ICPA had on November 1 written a letter to Jadhav, presenting him with a five-point charter of demands and threatening that if these demands were not met by November 10, pilots owing allegiance to it would strike work from November 24.

Earlier in the day, over 60-odd pilots owing allegiance to ICPA staged a silent march at the city's domestic airport to press for their demands.