Pilots of Tata group-owned airline Air India on Tuesday sought Ratan Tata’s intervention to resolve the issue after the management’s decision to change the pay structure. A petition signed by over 1,500 Air India pilots alleged that “the present HR department is not listening to the concerns of the pilots”.
Air India had on April 17 introduced a revised compensation structure for its pilots and crew members, which was rejected by two pilots’ associations – the Indian Commercial Pilots Association (ICPA) and the Indian Pilots Guild (IPG). Both unions say that labor procedures have been violated by the airline and they have not been consulted before making new contracts.
Both the unions have also asked their members not to sign or accept the revised contract and pay structure.
Air India was acquired by the Tata group in January 2022 after being under government control for nearly seven decades.