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Changes in AI pilots' salaries can lead to an unprecedented situation: ICPA

Air India has proposed a 60 per cent salary cut for pilots amid the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected 55 of its cockpit crew members

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"The proposed cut for pilots is almost 60 percent of gross emoluments. It is hilarious to note that the top management has proposed a meagre 3.5 per cent cut on its own gross salary," the joint letter had said.

Press Trust of India New Delhi
Any unilateral change by Air India in the salaries of pilots would be illegal and has the potential to flare-up to a situation of "unprecedented magnitude", said the ICPA, one of the airline's pilot unions, on Monday.

In a letter to Air India Chairman and Managing Director Rajiv Bansal, the ICPA said, "In the press conference by Honourable Minister Shri Hardeep Singh Puri dated 16th July 2020, you had stated 'we are in negotiation with the pilots', which is far from reality."

"It was not a negotiation, but the 'diktat' of the MoCA (Ministry of Civil Aviation) which was conveyed

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First Published: Jul 20 2020 | 7:08 PM IST

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