With reports about Air India’s (AI) privatisation doing the rounds again, the Indian Pilots Guild (IPG), the union of pilots operating the wide-body Boeing fleet of AI, has demanded that their dues and arrears since 2012 be cleared before going ahead with any such plan.
The IPG said its members have been receiving 25% cut in their salary following the department of public enterprises (DPE) guidelines issued in August 2012. The salary cut was withdrawn in November 2018, which means pilots have to be paid arrears from September 2012.
In a letter written on Monday to Ashwani Lohani, chairman and managing director, Air India, the pilots guild demanded their arrears due to each pilot since 2012, with interest at a commercial rate. Read More