Panel to resolve grievances of Air India employees

February 18th, 2011 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Civil Aviation Minister Vayalar Ravi Friday said a committee would soon be constituted to resolve the grievances of national carrier Air India’s employees.”We have formed a mechanism under which we will have a committee which will look into the various issues of the unions, which includes wage parity,” Ravi told reporters here on the sidelines of a function commemorating the 100th anniversary of the first commercial domestic flight in India.

According to the minister, his interactions with all the 14 employee unions of the airline on Feb 16-17 were constructive and positive.

“My interactions with the union went off well. We talked on several issues…about the grievances and how to move forward. The outcome was positive,” said Ravi.

The minister held talks with the unions of the cash-strapped airline after one of the pilot’s associations threatened to go on a flash strike over non-payment of dues.

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