New Delhi: The Air India pilots on Wednesday confirmed the end of the strike, saying they will the conciliation process from July 6.
"We respect the sentiments and the order of High Court. We have started the procedure of joining work. We are hopeful of management appreciating steps of resolving the issue. We hope that the issues will sorted in a time bound manner," Captain Rohit Kapahi said, while representing the Air India pilots.
"During the discussions, we were never told any concrete thing. We are going to start conciliation process from July 6. We hope of a positive outcome. Air India management has spoken to us. We have to file a report in court on July 9," he added.
On behalf of the striking Air India pilots, he said, "We sincerly apologise to the nation and passengers. This extreme was taken as we were pushed to the corner."
Earlier, the agitating Air India pilots on Tuesday called off their two-month-old strike, following assurance from the management. The representatives of the pilots on strike said that 434 pilots would give affidavits indicating their willingness to return to work.
This comes after the Air India management also assured that it would consider reinstating the 100 sacked pilots.
The striking pilots had earlier on Tuesday promised the Delhi High Court that they would return to work within the next 48 hours.