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Tough Action to be taken against Striking Air India Pilots

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TNI Bureau: The Air India management is considering further crackdown on the agitating pilots as they have not joined their jobs for more than 30 days. Meanwhile, the government termed the strike ‘illegal’.

Civil aviation minister Ajit Singh again talked tough against the striking pilots. He said that the airline management will take action now.

He said that the pilots have been requested several times to come back to work, but they have defied the high court too. “So it is for the management to decide for how long can they keep them on their payroll when they are not working. And they have no intention of coming back”, Singh told reporters on Monday.

More than 400 pilots have been on strike since May 7 disrupting the airline services. The government has terminated 101 pilots for joining the illegal strike.

The minister’s statement indicated that strong action would be taken against the remaining 300 striking pilots; even they could be terminated from the services.

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