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Striking Air India pilots begin indefinite fast

May 27th, 2013 by The Tour Planners - Admin

NEW DELHI: Striking pilots of erstwhile Air India on Sunday began an indefinite fast at Jantar Mantar and have vowed to remain there till the government starts a dialogue with them on their demands.

The agitating and now-derecognized Indian Pilots’ Guild said 11 pilots would be on fast for at least 48 hours after which their place would be taken by fresh set of strikers.

 

The agitating and now-derecognized Indian Pilots’ Guild (IPG) said 11 pilots would be on fast for at least 48 hours after which their place would be taken by fresh set of strikers. A similar exercise will begin at Mumbai’s Azad Maidan from Monday.

“Our agitation has entered the 48th day and no one has even spoken to us. We want to get back to work and someone needs to tell us how we can do that. Private airlines are going full and benefitting from the stalemate in AI,” said Sumit Dhir, a sacked commander.

A senior ministry official said the airline would have no problem taking the sacked people back. “Only serious thought would have to be given the 10 sacked leaders of the derecognized IPG,” he said. However, the IPG has said that either everyone goes back together or no one does. Close to 450 members of the IPG have been on strike since May 7.

Source: The Times of India

Posted in Airport / Air Flights, India, Travel News

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