Delhi HC directs AI to de-seal union`s office

The Delhi High Court today directed Air India to open the locks the offices of its employee`s union which were sealed after a flash strike by its worker a month ago.

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court today
directed Air India to open the locks the offices of its
employee`s union which were sealed after a flash strike by its
worker a month ago.

The court also sought an explanation from the management
of the state-owned carrier for its decision to de-recognise
the union for going on the strike.

A vacation bench headed Justice M C Garg asked the
management to file its response by July 7 when it would take
up the case for further hearing.

Air India had de-recognised its trade union Air
Corporation Employees Union (ACEU), sealed their offices and
sacked 58 employees in an unprecedented crackdown on May 27.
The ACEU was de-recognised along with All India Aircraft
Engineers` Association (AIAEA).

ACEU and AIAEA had gone on a flash strike on May 25 to
protest a `gag order` directing the office-bearers of National
Aviation Company of India Ltd (NACIL) trade union to refrain
from making public statements and harming the image of the
company after the May 22 Mangalore air crash.

-PTI

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