Vayalar Ravi meets IA pilots' representative body

An ICPA member says that the union is satisfied with its meeting with the civil aviation minister


Sweta Ranjan | February 16, 2011

After a meeting with the civil aviation minister Vayalar Ravi on Wednesday, a member of the Indian Commercial Pilots Association (ICPA) has said that the minister has promised to look into the grievances of the Indian Airlines pilots represented by the association.

The ICPA members said that the minister wanted an update on the state of affairs of the airline from the union, after it made a presentation on the pilots' grievances. Air India CMD Arvind Jadhav has invited senior members of the pliots' union for a meeting on February 21 on the pay parity issue which has been the pilots' chief complaint.

Indian Airlines pilots allege that they get 30-50 percent lesser salaries than their Air India counterparts for the same work hours. Also, they are paid by for flying hours while the Ai pilots receive a fixed amount as salary.



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