Air India pilots to go on "no-pay-no-work"

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New Delhi, Jan 13: Protesting non-payment of their salary and allowances, a section of Air India pilots have decided to go on "no-pay-no-work" agitation from Friday midnight.

The pilots held a meeting in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai and decided to go on the agitation from Friday late-night hour, said a pilot associated with the development.

This is like "work-to-rule", said another pilot who requested anonymity.

"The airline management can pay the oil companies when they refuse to sell them jet fuel. They can pay for car rental when the company asks for payment but they have no money to pay the employees for months", the pilot said.

The decision of the pilots is likely to affect the flights from tomorrow morning, though an airline spokesperson earlier said there is "no agitation" by the Air India employees and all operations of Air India are normal and no flights have been cancelled.

"A section of the media has reported that Air India employees are to go on strike from January 14. Air India would like to state that people should not be misled by false news which have been spread with a mala fide intention of tarnishing the airline's reputation.

"There is no agitation by the Air India employees and all operations of Air India are normal and no flights have been cancelled," the airline spokesperson said in a statement.

PTI

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