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Ministry of civil aviation (MoCA) officers held a gathering with the nationwide service Air India’s administration together with chairman and managing director (CMD) Rajiv Bansal and pilots on Wednesday to debate the monetary crises that the airline is going through.

While pilots agreed to help the airline and its administration through the Covid-19 pandemic part, they insisted on quitting if Air India doesn’t agree to provide a proportion reduce on gross wage as per particular person’s earnings. Looking at market situations, the pilots advised obligatory go away with out pay (LWP) on a month-to-month foundation for all staff.

This comes after the pilots, on Monday, had written to Bansal to not give 10% pay reduce to class IV staff and advised giving LWP to each different worker as solely few plane have been flying because of poor demand.

In a letter to fellow pilots after the assembly, Indian Commercial Pilots Association (ICPA) which consists of the airline’s Airbus pilots (slim physique plane), and Indian Pilots Guild (PG) that consists of Boeing pilots (broad physique plane) stated, “We informed MoCA to clear our long pending 25% dues immediately and allow pilots to quit Air India with immediate effect.’’

The letter, sent on Thursday night, read, “We also requested the management not to instigate us into any unpleasant agitation at this crucial time. We are only standing by principle with a demand that any pay cut has to be across the board as per market standards for all employees.’

Air India refused to comment.

Air India Employees Union (AIEU), consisting of cabin crew, aircraft engineers, radio officers and flight officers, service engineers was, however, upset with the management on the unilateral decision of the management in dealing with unions representing a single category (pilots) and bypassing other unions which represent all other categories of employees of the company.

“Please be informed that any decision taken with the unions under reference, will not be binding on our recognised union and its vast majority membership,” the union wrote to Bansal on Friday.

The letter additional learn, “In the event the management continues with such meetings with the said unions under reference, and in our absence discuss/decide or try to impose such decisions on matters involving categories which the Air India Employees Union represent, we reserve our right to resort to any action deemed fit, which may be noted.”

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