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Air India pilots reject 'paltry' 5% roll back in pay cut

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Shailendra Shukla | December 25, 2020

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Air India pilots reject 'paltry' 5% roll back in pay cut

Air India pilots have refused to accept the 'paltry' 5 per cent roll back in the 'illegal pay cut' by the carrier. They have asked Air India CMD to donate it towards the building of the new Parliament building or PM CARES. The pilots said that they would be forced to resort to 'industrial action'. They said that they have given the management every benefit of doubt as well as ample time to redress the issue of disproportionate pay cut for Air India pilots and its subsidiaries.

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