New Delhi: It has been more than a month since a section of pilots of Air India went on a strike. Aviation Minister Ajit Singh has said it is up to the Airline management to take strict action now. Sources in the Aviation Ministry say that sacking all 440 pilots affiliated to the Indian Pilots Guild is inevitable.
Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh said it was up to the management to take action. "It is for the Air India management to take action now. These pilots have been off duty for more than 30 days. It is an illegal strike, they have defied the high court, we have requested them to come back to work. Now it is up to the management to decide till when they can keep these pilots on their payroll," Ajit Singh said.
The pilots who went on a mass sick leave are adamant they won't return till all the 101 sacked pilots are taken back.
The Air India management is yet to take a final call.