One of Air India’s pilots’ unions threatened on Tuesday to stop work if the airline did not prioritize vaccination camps for them.
“We feel disappointed by the interested approach of the management, which sees no injustice in the organization of vaccination camps in some bases but excludes the pilots. If Air India fails to set up vaccination camps on a pan-Indian basis for the flight crew over 18 as a priority, we will stop the work, ”the Indian Association of Commercial Pilots wrote to the United States. Air India Director of Operations, Captain RS Sandhu. .
The Union represents Air India pilots flying narrow-body planes.
The letter added that although the pilots led the government Vande Bharat mission for the repatriation of Indians stranded abroad, they were rewarded with pay cuts and the withdrawal of medical benefits, which increased their financial hardship. .