Air India Business Pilot Affiliation on Friday despatched a authorized discover to its Chief Human Sources Officer with respect to the proposed revised phrases and circumstances of service of pilots.
The authorized discover acknowledged that the members of the affiliation had been astonished to obtain emails addressed to them individually by the ‘Air India HR Crew’ on April 16 and 17.
For the pilots with 4 years of seniority as Commanders in Air India, the e-mail sensationally introduced “Congratulations! You may have been promoted as Senior Commander, which is an Govt Position”
The authorized discover despatched by the affiliation by means of advocate Bharat Gupta acknowledged that the e-mail went on to state that as a ‘Senior Commander’ the members of My Consumer will likely be chargeable for finishing up flying in addition to administration duties and will likely be eligible for a month-to-month ‘Administration Allowance’.
With the e-mail additionally enclosed had been ‘the revised phrases of employment together with revised compensation particulars efficient from April 1, 2023’ and members had been knowledgeable that they had been ‘required’ to learn the revised phrases rigorously and e-sign the identical newest by April 24, 2023, which was acknowledged to be ‘for Air India’s data’.
There was additionally a ‘postscript’ stating that the contents of the e-mail had been strictly confidential in nature and shouldn’t be circulated.
Authorized discover acknowledged that, this motion of contacting My Consumer’s member pilots ‘individually’ within the matter of the phrases and circumstances of service, is just not solely unjust, coercive and intimidatory – however is against the law.
It additionally acknowledged that, “As my consumer/Air India Business Pilot Affiliation has impressed upon the administration of Air India repeatedly, no unilateral change could be made to any of the present service circumstances of My Consumer’s member pilots with out issuing a discover beneath S.9A of the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947, and following the process thereunder”.
“And within the proposed revised phrases and circumstances of service, there are a number of modifications to the present phrases and circumstances of service that are extraordinarily prejudicial to My Consumer’s member pilots,” acknowledged the discover copy.
Advocate Bharat Gupta for Pilot Affiliation, acknowledged, “My Consumer’s members don’t wish to be forcibly promoted to the administration cadre and want to retain their current designations and roles and protection beneath and safety of labour legislation. The so-called ‘promotion’ is merely a smokescreen to take away My Consumer’s members from the class of ‘workmen’, and consequently from the safety of all labour legislation, and due to this fact, is completely unlawful and can’t be foisted on them unilaterally”.
Authorized Discover has been addressed to Suresh Dutt Tripathi, Chief Human Sources Officer, Air India Ltd.
Air India on Monday introduced a brand new wage construction for pilots and cabin crew. The Indian Business Pilots’ Affiliation and Indian Pilot’s Guild have opposed the ‘Revised Phrases of Employment and Compensation Particulars’ and urged their members to not settle for them.
The pilots’ union additionally warned that any “coercive steps or victimisation” by the corporate to signal the revised phrases “will result in industrial unrest”.
After the announcement of revised phrases and circumstances, Air India just lately acknowledged that the brand new compensation construction for pilots and cabin crew is an endeavour to carry parity amongst completely different teams, encourage productiveness and that the managerial and supervisory function performed by the skilled pilots can be being recognised.
Air India spokesperson mentioned that contracts reflecting the enhancements had been individually despatched and numerous pilots and cabin crew have already accepted the brand new contracts.
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