A number of Air India Unions on Wednesday wrote a joint letter to the Ministry of Civil Aviation, declaring to a number of worker considerations like money, depart encashment, medical advantages, post-retirement advantages, lodging and arrears.
With Air India present process privatization by the Tata Group bid, the unions raised a number of considerations that wanted exhibiting ‘deep concern’ over many employee-related points. The letter was in reference to a gathering that had taken place on September 1, 2021, helmed by the Civil Aviation Ministry and attended by all Air India Unions.
The letter primarily seeked to make clear the choice to encash leaves as mentioned within the stated assembly, earlier than the handover takes place. Aside from this, accomodation was one other difficulty because the unions have demanded that workers be allowed to remain in airline flats until monetization or at the least for a yr as Tatas are giving a one-year employment assure.
Air India Unions search readability on these points.
All everlasting workers be given proper to post-retirement advantages of Medical and Passage. “It is being estimated that some 2400 permanent employees are being left out of the retirement scheme for want of completion of the 20 years clause. All permanent employees should be entitled to this benefit”, the letter learn.
Restoration of pre- Covid allowances
Citing how allowance of all workers was reduce off throughout the first wave of the pandemic in 2020, the letter calls for restoration of these allowances, now thar flights are getting again into operation.
Fee of all arrears
The unions demand their arrears to be settled earlier than the handover. “Arrears must be paid in full woith interest prior to handover, and a statement of arrears promised to us should be furnished immediately”, it learn.
The unions stated that they haven’t any readability on the medical advantages they’ll get, elevating concern about OPD, hospitalization, and disbursal of medicines and many others.
Go away Encashment
The letter claimed that workers have been promised depart encashments within the assembly that occurred on September 1, additionally presided by the Civil Aviation Ministry. With this, the unions demand that those that decide to encash leaves now could begin with new depart accounts, and those that have opted to hold ahead could also be credited with the depart steadiness.
Unions demand that workers be allowed to reside within the Air India colonies till their superannuation or monetization. They’ve requested the ministry to intercede on behalf of the staff, and permit them to remain put for at the least one yr.
Tata Sons beat SpiceJet promoter to bag Air India. The DIPAM secretary stated Tatas’ bid of Rs 18,000 crore includes taking on 15,300 crores of debt and paying the remaining in money. Each bidders had quoted above the reserve worth, he stated including the transaction is deliberate to be closed by December.