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Air India pilots have sought the intervention of the management on the issue of “illegal termination” of 50 pilots from service.

New Delhi: Air India pilots have sought the intervention of the administration on the difficulty of “illegal termination” of 50 pilots from service.

In a letter to Rajiv Bansal, Chairman and Managing Director, Air India on Friday, the Indian Industrial Pilots Affiliation (ICPA) stated round 50 pilots have obtained unlawful termination letters from the Personnel Division in blatant violation of firm’s operation guide and repair guidelines.

“What’s happening? Around 50 of our pilots have been terminated overnight unceremoniously without proper procedure being followed. A rude shock for those who served the nation in this pandemic putting the nation first,” ICPA stated in a tweet.

It is usually learnt that many Southern Base crew contracts should not being renewed after they’ve accomplished 5 years. A complete of 18 cabin crew have been terminated within the southern area and that is the primary spherical with threw crew from Calicut terminated.

ICPA in its letter to Air India CMD added that pilots who tendered their resignation letters way back to July 2019 however withdrew them nicely throughout the obligatory six months discover interval have been relieved from service abruptly from 10 p.m. on Thursday.

Pilots allege that the crew weren’t knowledgeable of the acceptance of resignation and subsequently by extension, the graduation of any discover interval.

They level that after the termination of service from the shut of workplace on August 13, a pilot was made to function AI 804/506 on August 14. The pilots who flew these flights weren’t technically staff of Air India from the shut of workplace on August 13.

“This is a violation of comic proportion not to mention a grave flight safety hazard. What would have been the mental state of these pilots after knowing their services were terminated,” it stated.

ICPA recalled that the Ministry of Civil Aviation and Air India had given an assurance that in contrast to different airways, no worker of Air India can be laid off.

“For the safety of the travelling public alone if not on humanitarian grounds these pilots should not have been made to operate flights under such traumatic circumstances. This vengeful exercise carried out by the Personnel Department to illegally terminate pilots compromises the safety of our flights,” ICPA stated.


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