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Air India Unions Seek Clarity On Arrears, Benefits Before Tata Handover

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The sale of the nationwide service has been criticised by the ten central commerce unions as effectively.

New Delhi:

Air India unions have demanded that their considerations about cost of arrears, go away encashment, medical advantages, and lodging are addressed urgently.

Referring to the privatisation of the nationwide service and the bid by the Tata Group, a joint letter by all of the unions to the secretary of the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Rajiv Bansal, reiterated their calls for.

The unions sought clarification on the choice to instantly encash or carry ahead their leaves earlier than the handover. They are saying that they had been promised this in a number of conferences with the federal government.

The letter requests the federal government to permit workers to proceed residing within the Air India colonies until monetisation or not less than for a yr as the brand new house owners are giving a one-year employment assure.

The unions additionally expressed concern in regards to the lack of readability on medical advantages for serving and retired/retiring workers. They declare they’re nonetheless ready for a closing response.

One other main demand of the unions is that each one everlasting workers be given the post-retirement advantage of “medical and passage”.

The unions additionally requested for the restoration of pre-Covid allowances and emoluments.

The sale of the nationwide service has been criticised by the ten central commerce unions as effectively.

“This is a gift back to the Tatas on 75th year of Independence after its takeover by the government in 1948 followed by its nationalisation in 1953. Several lakh crores were infused from the national exchequer to expand its asset base, a huge fleet of aircraft and properties, both in the country and abroad,” the unions mentioned in a joint assertion immediately.

Air India has been offered to Tata Sons for Rs. 18,000 crores, its complete debt stands at over Rs 60,000 crore. 

There will likely be no retrenchment within the first yr and Air India workers will likely be given a voluntary retirement scheme or VRS within the second yr. Gratuity and Provident Funds advantages will likely be offered to all workers.


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