Air India pilots on Friday called off their 10-day-old strike after Government agreed to reinstate sacked and suspended pilots in New Delhi.
Striking Air India pilots on Friday called off their 10-day-old strike after Government agreed to reinstate sacked and suspended pilots, restore recognition to their union and look into their complaints of irregularities.
Over 800 pilots, belonging to the erstwhile Indian Airlines and owing allegiance to the Indian Commercial Pilots Association, as also executive pilots, will return to work tonight, Capt A S Bhinder, the association president told reporters here.
Emerging after five hours of tough negotiations with the Civil Aviation ministry officials, Bhinder along with ICPA general secretary Rishabh Kapur said all the pilots sacked and suspended during the stir would be reinstated.
ICPA, which was derecognised soon after the agitation started, will be recognised again, they said.
“Government has given us assurances that they will look into all our demands including our complaints of irregularities against the airline management,” Bhinder said. Agencies