Derecognising pilots` union wrong: CPI(M)

CPI(M) accused Air India honchos of showing an `attitude of repression` towards its striking pilots by derecognising their union and demanded that the management sit with protestors to resolve the issue.

Last Updated: Apr 29, 2011, 18:33 PM IST

New Delhi: CPI(M) on Friday accused Air India
honchos of showing an "attitude of repression" towards its
striking pilots by derecognising their union and demanded that
the management sit with protestors to resolve the issue.

"Irrespective of the merits of the demands raised by
striking pilots, we strongly object to the way the Air India
management has derecognised the pilots` unions. Everybody has
the right to organise unions. It is a fundamental right,"
party General Secretary Prakash Karat told reporters here.

Karat alleged that the management was derecognising
the workers` unions in Air India at the "drop of a hat".

"They have now threatened to sack the pilots. The
attitude of repression adopted by Air India management is
wrong. We demand that they should sit with pilots and resolve
the issue," he said.

PTI