With Air India management deciding to defer salary payments by a fortnight, over 24,000 employees of the national carrier today threatened on Wednesday to go on an agitation on June 30 in case of such a delay, a move that could affect the airline's flight operations.
"Members of Air Corporation Employees Union (ACEU), Aviation Industry Employee's Guild (AIEG) and Indian Aircraft Technicians Association will jointly boycott their work on June 30 by adopting 'no pay, no work' policy if the management fails to give us our salary on June 30," ACEU General secretary J B Kadiyan told PTI in New Delhi.
Accusing the airline management of taking an "anti-worker, anti-company and anti-national" stand by deciding to pay
salaries on July 15 instead of the month end, he said, "since everyone will be joining the protest, there will not be any
movement of the airline's aircraft on that day".
The move came amid reports that British Airways has asked all its employees not to draw salary for the month of July.
However, Air India management last week issued a circular that the employees would get their pay for June by July 15.
Giving details of the proposed course of action by the three unions, Kadiyan said they have decided to hold a mass
meeting on the issue on June 19. From June 22 to 25, they would protest the management's decision by wearing "black
badges" while at work.