After the new administration of Air India Express (AIE) agreed to renew the cabin crew contract for five years, which had been reduced to one year by the previous management, the Air India Express Employees’ Union called off the indefinite strike.
A meeting with the new administration and the Assistant Labour Commissioner (Central) was held last month, during which the former agreed to the union's demands.
In a statement, AIXEU (BMS) president KK Vijayakumar said,
“The management decided to prolong the cabin crew contract period for five years as per company policy, subject to qualifying requirements and regulations of the firm.”
"The management also decided to offer Basil K Paulose, a member of the crew, the job of ground staff, as suggested by the disabilities panel." A new contract has been offered to him. "The union has withdrawn the scheduled indefinite strike as a result of the management decision," he added.
- The AIE cabin crew claimed that management had abruptly decreased the staff’s contract period to one year with no reason.
- “In 2020, the cabin crew was a part of the Vande Bharat expedition and Operation Ganga.
- “We’re delighted the Tata management extended our contracts to five years, as the previous management did not,” a cabin staff member stated.
- AirIndia Express, a wholly owned subsidiary of Air India, has been acquired by the Tata Group.
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