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No wage cut without consulting employees: Praful Patel

Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel on Tuesday urged Air India pilots to give up their agitation and report back to work, and assured them that any decision regarding wage cuts would be taken after consulting them.

india Updated: Sep 29, 2009 18:36 IST

Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel on Tuesday urged Air India pilots to give up their agitation and report back to work, and assured them that any decision regarding wage cuts would be taken after consulting them.

"No formal decision regarding cut in productivity linked incentives (PLI) or others has been taken. I urge all employees and pilots to report to work. I see no reason. The government is committed to seeing Air India flying high," Patel told reporters here.

The Air India management has agreed that it would consult employees before taking any decision on wage cuts, the minister said.

"Then where is the confusion? Every employee has been paid his or her salaries and PLI till July," he said.

"It is only that they have not got PLI for the month of August. There is no reason for any section of employees to feel aggrieved. Most categories of employees in the airline do draw respectable salaries."