Spicejet Engineering staff at Delhi Airport are protesting against Salary cut by refusing to work a move that is set to impact the flight operations of the airline.
Employees said that people on night shift as well as on morning shift are protesting at the airport.
“Our demands are simple – restore salaries and leaves especially now because things are returning to normal,” a protesting employee told ET.
The employees say that they are still being paid only 60% of their earlier salary.
“We are paid for work on an hourly basis and our leaves also need to be restored.
Plus, we are not getting our usual weekly offs too,” another employee added.
While the impact of strike by engineering staff may not be seen immediately on flight operations, but flight operations is set to get impacted, if this protest continues.
Employees also say that they have been contacted by higher authorities. Employees also said that there are similar protests at other centres too, but ET could not independently verify it.
A message sent to the airline spokesperson did not elicit any response immediately.The aviation sector had been one of the worst hit due to COVID and the rebound of the industry has started to happen on the back of rise in the number of flying passengers.
Passenger numbers rose to the highest levels post-COVID in October on the back of higher vaccination figures as well as people flying due to festivals.Recently, security staff at Delhi airport had also protested due to salary issues, which was later sorted by the management.
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Information Source: Economic Times
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