AI pilots threaten strike over pay issues

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AI pilots threaten strike over pay issues
Mumbai, Nov 3: Air India pilots have threatened to go on strike from Nov 24 if the airline management failed to sort out issues relating to salary and allowance by Nov 10

In a letter written to the NACIL Chairman and Managing Director Arvind Jadhav, the Indian Commercial Pilots Association (ICPA), said "if issues, including that of pending arrears, are not addressed by November 10, the letter be considered a strike notice.

According to the letter, "This grievance letter be considered as a 14-day notice of strike under section 22 of the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947, by which strike shall be effective from 1700 hrs of Nov 24."

ICPA, the non-executive pilots' body of Indian Airlines, claimed that the company has not paid salary allowances, which constitute almost 70-80 per cent of their salary, since Aug 2009.

Earlier in Sep, about 400 Air India pilots had gone on mass sick leave for four days to protest pay cuts, resulting in more than 200 flights being cancelled.

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