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Work Less, Get Paid Less- Air India Permanent Staff Given Option to Work for Three Days a Week at 60 percent Pay

Lawstreet Journal 25 Jun 2020 1:45am

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Even though Air India has seen a fast-paced business as a single airline flying both domestic and international passengers (under Vande Bharat Mission), the airline is not in a good cash flow position at present, as evident from the carrier's latest move.

On Friday, 19 June 2020, Air India introduced a ‘shorter working week scheme’ for its employees under which they can opt to work for three days a week at 60 percent salary. This scheme excluded pilots and cabin crew members. 

Senior airline officials said that this measure has been introduced in order to improve the airline’s cash- flow position amid the coronavirus pandemic. He added, “The permanent employee who opts for such a scheme can avail this for a period of one year.” 

The pandemic has had a significant impact on the aviation industry, and all airlines in India have taken steps, such as cutting employees' salaries and firing employees among others, so as to improve their cash flow.

Officials stated that workers going for a "shorter workweek scheme" will not be allowed to pick up any other employment in the remaining days of the week. 

After a two month gap, owing to the coronavirus lockdown, India resumed domestic passenger flights on 25 May 2020, but in a restricted manner. However, international passenger flights continue to be suspended in the country. 

After failing to disinvest from Air India two years ago, the central government restarted the cycle in January this year. However, the cycle has stalled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Air India is… Continue Reading...

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