New Delhi: Air India’s pilots union, the Indian Commercial Pilots Union (ICPA), has sent a notice, reviewed by Mint, to the airline management calling for a strike from 24 November if the airline does not meet its obligation of clearing all due payments for the past three months besides other demands. “We are fed up of all this,” said ICPA general secretary R.S. Otaal, adding, “We want them to sort it out by 10th or we go on strike.” Air India had said last week it will pay its employees by the same date.
“The 10th is still away, management is working in the direction of arranging funds. It is unfortunate that ICPA is jumping the gun without waiting for the date to expire,” a spokesman for Air India said, confirming the strike notice by the union.
The airline’s executive pilots had struck work earlier in September, leading to widespread cancellations of Air India’s domestic and international flights.