• Flight operations of Air India were severely affected on Saturday after its pilot reported sick as part of their ‘work to rule’ agitation against the airline management’s failure to pay their salary.
  • What is the issue?
  • Eight flights to Nagpur, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Leh, Bangalore, Bagdogra, Amritsar and Kolkata were cancelled after 12 pilots reported sick this morning.
  • Why?
  • Protesting non-payment of their salary and allowances, a section of Air India pilots had on Friday decided to go on “no-pay-no-work” agitation from midnight last night.
  • ICPA asks agitating pilots to return to work. ICPA is not a part of the strike but is keen that the demands of the pilots are looked into sympathetically.