INDIA STRIKE

  • Mumbai eateries go on strike against new service tax April 29, 2013

    Mumbai: Around 20,000 hotels, restaurants, licenced tea and snacks outlets as well as ubiquitous vadapaav stalls in Mumbai go on strike to protest the new service tax (ST). "In Mumbai, around 18,00020,000 hotels and restaurants have expressed solidarity with the move to protest the new ST on fully or partly...
  • Bharat bandh: Unions claim response unprecedented February 21, 2013

    New Delhi: Claiming that their twoday nationwide strike has generated an "unprecedented" response, central trade unions on Wednesday said the success should serve as a wakeup call to the government for settling their demands, even as they deplored reports of violence on the first day. Union leaders regretted that they...
  • Bandh losses may mount to Rs 26,000 cr: Assocham February 21, 2013

    Kolkata: Industry body Assocham on Wednesday expressed the fears that the loss to GDP due to the strike by central trade unions could be about Rs 26,000 crore, higher than its initial estimate of Rs 15,00020,000 crore. Against initial estimates of Rs 15,00020,000 crore, the GDP may be eroded by...
  • Union strike hits transport, banking across India February 20, 2013

    New Delhi: The 48hour long Bharat Bandh called by trade unions, which began on Wednesday, paralysed transport and banking services in many parts of the country. However, the worst affected was Noida, as the protests took an ugly turn with factory workers targeting vehicles, even setting many on fire. The situation...
  • Air India pilots confirm end of strike July 4, 2012

    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...
  • A sigh of relief among Air India passengers July 4, 2012

    The 58day long strike of the Air India pilots finally came to an end on Tuesday evening. ...
  • Air India pilots strike ends after two months July 3, 2012

    New Delhi: The agitating Air India pilots on Tuesday called off their twomonthold 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...
  • Now, Air India pilots refuse to end their strike July 3, 2012

    New Delhi: Hours after promising that they would return to work, the striking Air India pilots are now refusing to end their strike despite assurances from the management. They had earlier promised the Delhi High Court that they would return to work within the next 48 hours. Representatives of the pilots on...
  • Air India pilots to call off their strike soon July 3, 2012

    New Delhi: Air India pilots have agreed to end their 57day long strike on Tuesday. The pilots have given the decision to join back to work in writing to the Air India management. "We will decide on calling off the strike after consulting our lawyers. We are happy with the...
  • Air India pilots seeks PM, Sonia's intervention June 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Agitating pilots of country's national carrier Air India on Thursday urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and the Congress top brass to step in to resolve the impasse over the 52day long strike, as the condition of some of them on protest fast worsened. The Indian Pilots' Guild (IPG), which...
  • AI loses around Rs 500 cr, extends contingency plan June 20, 2012

    New Delhi: Cashstrapped Air India has suffered a loss of around Rs 500 crore due to the 45day old pilots' strike, forcing the airline management to extend its curtailed international flight plan till July 31. Air India has lost around Rs 500 crore in terms of revenue in the ongoing strike,...
  • Newsmaker of the Day: Ajit Singh June 11, 2012

    Air India prepares to sack all 300 striking pilots. Ajit Singh tells CNN IBN that he's run out of patience. ...
  • 30 days into strike, Air India stands its ground June 6, 2012

    New Delhi: Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh on Wednesday stood his ground on the Air India strike. He snubbed striking pilots, saying they will have to reapply for a job as the airline will hire new pilots. It has been 30 days since the Air India pilot strike began forcing the...
  • Air India warns striking pilots, to hire 100 more June 6, 2012

    New Delhi: Air India is going to induct about 100 new pilots in the next few months, Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh said on Wednesday while virtually shutting the doors for striking pilots, asking those sacked to apply afresh. Indicating that the 101 sacked pilots could be replaced by new ones,...
  • Striking Air India pilots defiant, Ajit talks tough June 6, 2012

    Mumbai: The Air India pilots' strike entered the 30th day on Wednesday and there is still no end to the standoff between them and the management backed by the Civil Aviation Ministry. The pilots under the derecognised Indian Pilots Guild have now written to the Air India Chairman saying that...
  • 3 Indian Pilots Guild officials get DGCA notice May 31, 2012

    New Delhi: Aviation regulator DGCA on Thursday asked three officebearers of the derecognised Indian Pilots Guild (IPG), leading the pilots' strike, to appear before it on Monday and explain as to why their flying licenses should not be cancelled for not joining duty. As the strike led by the IPG entered...
  • Air India pilots meet Ajit, crisis may end soon May 25, 2012

    New Delhi: A truce between Air India management and striking pilots may be on the cards after Union Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh on Friday met the pilots. Sources told CNNIBN that the sacked pilots may be taken back on the casetocase basis. The Air India management is also likely to...
  • Air India sacks 30 more striking pilots May 22, 2012

    New Delhi: The Air India crisis has entered the 15th day on Tuesday and there is still no clarity on when the pilots' strike will end. Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh met 13 Air India unions on Monday to discuss the turnaround plan and the future of the national carrier. While...
  • AI crisis enters 13th day, losses at Rs 230 cr May 20, 2012

    New Delhi/Mumbai: The crisis in Air India raged on for the 13th day on Sunday and the national carrier's losses mounted to Rs 230 crore as the impasse between agitating pilots and the management continued. "The loss due to ticket cancellations, unused labour and with the bulk of our Boeing777 fleet...
  • HC rejects Air India pilots' plea, strike continues May 17, 2012

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Thursday dismissed an appeal by the Indian pilots guild challenging the singlejudge order that had restrained the pilots of Air India from going on strike, terming it as illegal. The High Court said that the plea of the striking pilots "cannot be entertained as...
  • Govt blames Air India staff for financial loss May 17, 2012

    New Delhi: The rift between the Air India staff and the government has worsened with the government now accusing the employees of causing massive financial losses. Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh told Parliament on Thursday that the Vigilance Department was investigating 161 cases of irregularities. The ministry accepted that there...
  • Rejoin work, will hold talks: Ajit Singh to Air India pilots May 14, 2012

    Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh repeated that he won't talk to the Air India pilots till they resume work. ...
  • Air India stir: 14 flights cancelled today May 13, 2012

    New Delhi: It's day six of the standoff between the pilots and the management of Air India. 10 flights from Delhi and 4 from Mumbai were cancelled on Sunday. The DGCA on Saturday night issued notices to 11 office bearers of Indian Pilots Guild (IPG) after the airline management sought...
  • After HC ruling, Air India sacks 16 more pilots May 9, 2012

    New Delhi: Soon after the Delhi High Court on Wednesday declared that the Air India Pilots' strike is illegal, the Air India management acted and sacked 16 more pilots. Admonishing Air India pilots union Indian Pilots Guild, the court said that the strike should be halted until hearings in the...
  • Air India employees call off strike March 30, 2012

    New Delhi: The strike threat by a major chunk of Air India's over 28,000 employees from Monday was called off on Friday with the ailing national carrier promising to clear all their salary and other dues by June. "We received their (strike) notice today. We have given them a payment...
  • AI strike from April 2 looms large as talks fail March 22, 2012

    Mumbai: The debtladen national carrier Air India is set for more troubles beginning April with its employees, who have not been paid their dues for the past five months, on Thursday threatening to go on strike from April 2, as three rounds of talks with management failed in Mumbai. According to...
  • Air India pilots to go on 'nopaynowork' January 13, 2012

    New Delhi: Protesting nonpayment of their salary and allowances, a section of Air India pilots have decided to go on "nopaynowork" agitation from Friday midnight. The pilots held a meeting in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai and decided to go on the agitation from midnight, said a pilot associated with the...
  • Air India cabin crew call off strike January 12, 2012

    Mumbai: Air India cabin crew personnel, who were on a strike for the past two days, have decided to go back to work after their sustenance allowance dues were partially paid on Wednesday, sources said. The strike started as airline management had not paid the allowance...
  • AI defers pilot training to stave off strike November 3, 2011

    Mumbai: Air India on Wednesday deferred for a month a training programme for pilots selected to fly the soontobe inducted Boeing 787 Dreamliners in a bid to pacify a section of disgruntled pilots who threatened to go on strike. "We have deferred the training schedule for a month. Now, the first...
  • Air India pilots threaten to go on strike October 28, 2011

    New Delhi: The Air India pilots union on Friday threatened to go on strike claiming that they were being discriminated against. The union has as many as 400 pilots from erstwhile Air India. The pilots have alleged that no career progression plan is in place. They said that the erstwhile Indian Airlines pilots...