Budget airline IndiGo has begun disciplinary proceedings against the airplane maintenance technicians who went on a mass leave of absence for five days to protest against inadequate pay.
IndiGo has started disciplinary proceedings against the aircraft maintenance
IndiGo on Monday stated it’ll “rationalize” the salaries of its plane renovation technicians and take away “anomalies motive via way of means of the pandemic”, in step with an inner communication.
A huge variety of the airline’s plane renovation technicians went on unwell departures on Saturday and Sunday in Hyderabad and Delhi to protest towards their salaries, in step with sources.
The airline has requested that the concerned technicians are available to work out the airline doctor along with any appropriate medical records therefore the carrier can confirm whether or not they were genuinely ill, wire service PTI reported, citing sources.
An email from IndiGo to 1 of these technicians who took leave on July 10 stated that the airline’s operations are impacted by such an absence without prior notification. “Therefore all the workers are directed to fulfill our company doctors immediately along with necessary medical documents to substantiate your medical condition,” it mentioned.
The airline didn’t answer PTI’s request for an announcement on the matter.
The email said that since the airline has not been ready to get entangled with the technician, he should urgently take a gathering with the company doctor.
In case he doesn’t make the appointment, the airline will conclude that he’s “voluntarily staying off from work and treating it appropriately”.
The last five days to protest against low salaries
During the last five days, a large number of the airline’s aircraft maintenance technicians went inactive to protest against their low salaries.
However, IndiGo had on Monday said it’ll “rationalize” the salaries of its aircraft maintenance technicians and remove “anomalies caused by the pandemic”, in line with an enclosed communication.
On July 2, around 55 percent of IndiGo’s domestic flights were delayed as a serious number of its cabin crew members took leave of absence, with sources saying they ostensibly went for an Air India recruitment drive.
IndiGo had slashed the salaries of an outsized section of its employees when the COVID-19 pandemic was at its peak.
New airline Akasa Air, revamped Jet Airways and Tata group-owned Air India have started hiring processes and this has created a churn within the aviation industry, with many employees trying to search out greener pastures.