New Delhi, May 25: About 12,000 staff of Air India went on a flash strike to protest the delay in their salary payment on Tuesday, May 25. They also protested against the problems relating to the working conditions of cabin crew, informed the union leaders.
This include engineers and cabin crew.
“We have begun a flash strike on delay in payment of salaries and the problems of the cabin crew, after the management refused to pay heed to our demands," said J B Kadian, Air Corporation Employees Union (ACEU) General Secretary.
Air India had recently decided that the salaries of May would be delayed by a week. Kadian also said that the management has issued 'gag orders' against leaders of all unions of Air India by asking them not to air their problems and categorized the move as 'anti-democratic'.
There has been no impact of their “walkout" on flight operations, an Air India spokesperson said.
The union had served a strike notice on the management and the Chief Labour Commissioner on May 15 against Air India"s decision to defer salary payments. However that notice had called for a strike from May 31.
The unions belonging to the international wing of Air India have not gone on strike on this issue so far.