Delhi HC restrains Air India pilots from striking

May 09, 2012, 15:31 IST | Agencies

Earlier today, Air India had moved the Delhi High Court against the pilots who have gone on en masse 'sick leave', causing several flight cancellations.


The Delhi High Court today restrained pilots of flag carrier Air India from going on strike.
The agitation by Air India's 'sick' pilots continued for the second day Wednesday forcing the management to cancel four international flights, an official said. 

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The airline had Tuesday sacked 10 pilots who went on mass sick leave protesting the move to provide Boeing-787 Dreamliner training to pilots from the erstwhile Indian Airlines. It also derecognised the Indian Pilots Guild.
Terming the agitation by the pilots as "illegal", Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh said the pilots should consider what the result of their action would be. 
"Government is trying to bail out and giving lot of money. But part of that bailout is with (strings) that they have to perform. For the last three months Air India was doing better. Now with this action, they should consider what the result would be," he said. 

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