Air India employees to go on strike for two hours on Friday

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New Delhi, July 3 (ANI): Air India employees will go on two hour-long strike on Friday between 1300 hrs IST to 1500 hrs IST.

The employees are alleging that the management has failed to keep its promise to pay salaries to all lower grade employees by July 3.Nearly 20,000 employees throughout the country are expected to walk out for two hours.

The employees unions alleged that the management had earlier agreed to pay Grade 1-9 employees of Air India and Grade 1/2 and 3/6 of Indian but now it is not keeping its words.

According to sources the Air Corporation Employees Union is meeting this afternoon to chalk out its future course of action in case the management fails to keep its commitment.

Spokesperson of Air India said that the airline has been trying to pay salaries to its employees in the lower grades on July 3,through electronic clearance systems and the process of identifying eligible employees was going on.

Aviation Industry Employees Guild (AIEG) and Air Corporation Employees Union (ACEU) have also threatened to boycott turn-around committee meeting between the management and the unions, which is to be held on Friday in Mumbai.

Meanwhile, Air India said it has taken adequate measures to ensure smooth operations and normalcy at the airports throughout the country. (ANI)

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