There have been 6 flight cancellations in Mumbai and 7 in
The ICPA decided to go strike following breakdown of talks involving the Association, the management and the Chief Labour Commissioner. The talks were being held over a period of several weeks.
The 800-odd pilots belong to the erstwhile Indian Airlines and owe allegiance to the ICPA. The merged entity--Indian Airlines and Air
According to airline sources, the services of pilots belonging to management cadre will be roped in to ensure there is no large scale disruption of flights of the national carrier.
The ICPA want the pay for pilots of Indian Airlines to be on par with Air
It has claimed that there are differences in salaries and working conditions of pilots of Indian Airlines and Air
The 400 pilots who operate international flights belong to the Indian Pilots Guild (IPG).
The ICPA claims that while the Air
The Association claims that while their entire pay package depends on the hours they fly every day, the airlines has been curtailing the number of flights by 30 to 40 per cent.
"The management is instigating and provoking us to go on a strike so that they can derecognise our union. They have done it in case of two major unions -- AIR Corporation Employees Union and the union representing the aircraft engineers," ICPA leaders from southern region said.
The ICPA leaders welcomed the Union Civil Aviation Minister Vayalar Ravi's initiative in setting up a three-member committee to look into pay parity issue. The committee is to submit its report in five months.
They maintained that they have been cooperating with the management, including for operations to
The ICPA had given strike notice on February 23 demanding better working conditions and fixed pay component.
The union, which had threatened to go on strike from March 9, had deferred their agitation till March 15 following tripartite talks with the carrier's management and the CLC.
Taking note of the situation, Civil Aviation Ministry constituted a three-member committee to examine the wage parity issue in Air