Sunday, June 10, 2012

All striking Air India pilots to be sacked: Sources

Rohit Dhyani: With no end in sight to the on-going strike by a section of Air India pilots, sources have told  that orders have been given to sack all the pilots who are on strike.The termination letters will be sent out to the pilots - over 300 of them - this week, the sources add.The national carrier has been hit by a prolonged strike by its pilots, now in its 34th day, on international routes.The pilots are protesting the management's decision to let erstwhile Indian Airlines' pilots to train on advanced Boeing 787 aircraft, and are seeking new pay and career progression norms.