Majority Of Pilots Have Accepted New Compensation Package: Air India Chief

Air India has introduced a brand new compensation bundle for pilots and cabin crew.

New Delhi:

Air India chief Campbell Wilson on Friday stated {that a} majority of pilots have accepted the brand new compensation bundle provided final week, amid protests by Air India pilots’ unions towards the revised wage construction and repair circumstances.

The loss-making airline, which was taken over from the federal government by the Tata Group in January 2022, has introduced a brand new compensation bundle for pilots and cabin crew.

In his weekly message to Air India workers on Friday, Campbell stated the airline is making investments in office know-how and coaching in addition to in new and improved worker advantages.

“On the latter entrance, I am happy to report that 90 per cent of cabin crew and a majority of pilots have acquired and accepted the brand new compensation bundle provided final week, which will likely be again dated to 1 April 2023,” he stated.

On April 17, Air India rolled out a revamped compensation construction for its pilots and cabin crew, which has since been rejected by the 2 pilot unions — Indian Business Pilots Affiliation (ICPA) and Indian Pilots Guild (IPG) — on the grounds that the airline, in alleged violation of the labour practices, didn’t seek the advice of them earlier than finalising the brand new contracts.

The 2 unions have additionally urged their members to not signal/settle for the revised contract and wage construction.

Air India has greater than 1,800 pilots.

The airline has launched into a five-year transformation below which it seeks to develop routes, flights and enhance market share in each home and worldwide segments, and has additionally positioned a agency order for 470 plane.

Moreover, know-how methods are being upgraded and individuals are being employed.

Air India is hiring greater than 1,000 pilots and greater than 500 plane will likely be becoming a member of its fleet within the coming years.

“We’re providing a number of alternatives and accelerated development throughout our A320, B777, B787 and B737 fleet for captains and first officers, in addition to trainers,” it stated in an commercial on Thursday.

As a part of consolidating its airline enterprise, the Tata Group is within the means of merging Air India Specific and AIX Join, in addition to Vistara with Air India. Vistara is a three way partnership between Air India and Singapore Airways. 

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