Air India stares at pilot union strike
The association represents around 670 pilots of the erstwhile Indian Airlines
New Delhi: National carrier Air India is staring at industrial unrest with majority members of one of its pilots’ unions favouring a strike against a labour ministry notification on exclusion of flight commanders from the workmen category, according to news agency reports.
Sources were cited as saying that the Central Executive Committee (CEC) of Indian Commercial Pilots Association (ICPA) is likely to serve a strike notice to the Air India management in the next two days.
“We would like to inform you (ICPA members) that we are overwhelmed by the enthusiasm and support shown by our members by participating in the secret ballot and all the four regions have voted in favour of strike,” ICPA general secretary Praveen K Keerthi was quoted by news agency PTI as saying in a communication to its members.
The association represents around 670 pilots of the erstwhile Indian Airlines. ICPA had carried out the “secret ballot” exercise across four regions—-North, East, West and South — between August 31 and September 9 to seek its members’ opinion on a whether it should call a strike following the labour ministry’s notification on flight commanders.
( Source : deccan chronicle )