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AI ground handling employees go on strike; flights affected

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Air India's flight operations were affected Thursday after a section of employees of the carrier's went on a

strike against non-payment of Diwali bonus, an said.

As many as 10 domestic and three international flights were delayed by up to three hours due to the strike, the said.

Limited (AIATSL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the national carrier, provides to Air India across airports in the country. It has about 5,000 employees, including those on contract.

"Some employees at the are on strike since Wednesday-Thursday (intervening) night over non-payment of Diwali Bonus, leading to disruption in services. These employees, however, are on contract," the said.

"Till this morning, 10 domestic flights were delayed besides three international ones. The delay was up to three hours," he said.

Air India has pressed into service its permanent employees to handle the ground handling operations at the Mumbai airport, the official said.

"Negotiations are going on between the striking employees and the management to resolve the issue," he added.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, November 08 2018. 12:25 IST