Air India (AI) has warned its cabin crew of ‘strict disciplinary action’ if cases of them holding up a flight and ‘bringing disrepute to the airline’ come to light.
“It is observed cabin crew are interpreting company rules and DGCA’s directives to suit their personal convenience,” the note read.
But the cabin crew union claimed the flight delays were caused because the airline had imposed duty timings against their bilateral agreement.
“The bilateral agreement states crew operating long distance international flights should be provided 22 hours rest between two operations,” said a senior member of the cabin crew union. However, last June, the DGCA revised flight duty timing rules.
The AI spokesperson could not be reached for comment.