The employees of Aircraft Maintenance Engineers/Service Engineers of AI Engineering Services Limited (AIESL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Air India limited, have launched a nationwide protest over the salary cut of engineers.
The recent salary cut is exclusively for the engineers while the rest of the staff has been spared.
The recent 20 percent cut on gross salary is on account of failure by the company. To timely deposit the statutory dues like provident fund and income tax.
These dues were deposited by all the employees every month but the company failed to pay them on time. Earlier a 25 percent cut on gross salaries was already made taking the total cut to 45 percent.
Air India protests
A protest was carried out on July 19 in Mumbai where the CEO of the company addressed the employees.
Such protests were also held in Bengaluru, Delhi and Kolkata, where these Aircraft. Maintenance Engineers (AMEs) wore black badges and shouted slogans of “Workers Unity Zindabad”.
The report added the engineers have also filed complaints with the police against Director Finance. V Hejmadi and Chief of Finance, Kapil Aseri for fraud and breach of trust.
Information credits to moneycontrol.com
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