A group of Air India pilots, on Monday, threatened to go on strike from March 16 over pay hike and other issues.
The Indian Commercial Pilots’ Association (ICPA), which represents pilots largely operating domestic flights, said that the strike would be imminent if talks with the central labour commissioner fail on Tuesday.
The ICPA had served a 14-day strike notice on February 24 following which it deferred the strike by a week after civil aviation minister Vayalar Ravi had intervened. “Despite the minister’s intervention, the airline management has failed to address our grievances,” said captain Rishab Kapur, general secretary, ICPA.
The strike could affect around 26,000 domestic passengers that the airline caters to every day.