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Air India Express Dismisses 30 Cabin Crew Amid Flight Disruptions: Union Cries Foul Over Alleged Mismanagement

In recent days, nearly 300 airline employees have called in sick and switched off their phones, resulting in extensive flight cancellations.

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Air India Express Dismisses 30 Cabin Crew Amid Flight Disruptions: Adding to the tensions surrounding ongoing protests over new employment terms, Air India Express has now terminated the employment of at least 30 cabin crew members.

In recent days, nearly 300 airline employees have called in sick and switched off their phones, resulting in extensive flight cancellations and inconveniences for passengers.

As a subsidiary of Air India now owned by the Tata group, the airline has issued an ultimatum to employees, demanding they return to work by 4 pm today.

76 flights have been canceled due to the ongoing crisis, posing significant challenges for low-cost carriers.

It appears that crew members are protesting over unequal treatment and discrepancies in job roles and compensation packages due to dissatisfaction with new employment conditions.

In the wake of the airline’s merger with AIX Connect, formerly known as AirAsia India, some employees have complained they have been offered lower positions despite qualifying for senior roles in interviews.

It comes on the heels of disruptions at Vistara, the full-service carrier of Tata group, caused by pilot protests over a variety of issues, including rostering and pay.

An Air India Express spokesperson acknowledged the disruptions and stated that the management is actively engaging with the protesting employees to address their concerns.

This effort will include a townhall meeting with cabin crew members today.

In the termination letters issued to dismissed crew members, however, they are accused of orchestrating a concerted abstention from work, resulting in severe disruptions and financial losses.

In the letters, violations of company policies and labor laws are alleged.

The Air India Express Employees Union (AIXEU) has criticized it for poor management and unequal treatment of staff.

There is no union recognition at Air India Express, despite the union’s claims.

While the dispute escalated, the regional labor commissioner intervened, affirming the legitimacy of the staff’s grievances and highlighting blatant labor law violations.

A labor commissioner has asked for corrective measures and the establishment of a high-level committee to address employee grievances and improve HR department performance in a communication to Air India Chairman Natarajan Chandrasekaran and others.

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