JB Kadian general secretary ACEU said, "Over 20,000 members of Aviation Industry Employees Guild (AIEG) and Air Corporation Employees Union (ACEU) and some other unions from across the nation have decided to go on hunger strike from today, as the management is rigid over payment of our salaries."
"For the past two months, we have been working for betterment of the airlines, but the management is adamant on the 50 per cent cut in our salaries. It is not acceptable to us," Kadian said
He also added, "Salary is our right and it is government's duty to pay us and no CMD or Minister can unilaterally decide on a cut."
The employees also threatened that they would again strike work on Aug 31 if their negotiations with the management fail.
Earlier, on Jul 3, 2009 the employees had gone on a strike for two hours and staged demonstrations over the issue.