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Air India Pilots withdraw strike call

Last Updated: Sunday, November 29, 2009 - 21:58

Mumbai: Indian Commercial Pilots Association
(ICPA) on Sunday said it has withdrawn the strike notice given to
the Air India management following the latter`s assurance that
all pending issues will resolved over the next two months.

"We had a successful meeting with the management
following which we have withdrawn our strike call notice with
immediate effect," ICPA General Secretary, R S Otaal, said to a news agency on late Sunday.

ICPA, the non executive pilot body of erstwhile Indian
Airlines, had written a letter on November 2 to the NACIL
Chairman and Managing Director Arvind Jadhav threatening to
strike work from November 24, if the management did not
resolve the long pending issues, including payment of their
pending allowances.

However, after a reconciliatory meeting with the
management on November 14 and then on November 20, the strike
call was deferred for November 30.

"The management has assured that all our pending
allowances will be cleared by February and rest of the issues
will also be resolved," Otaal said.

The meeting lasted for more than eight hours, Otaal said,
adding that Air India`s General Manager (Operations)
represented the management.


First Published: Sunday, November 29, 2009 - 21:58
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