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Air India unions write to Centre over cash and other benefits post-Tata takeover

In a joint letter to the secretary of the ministry of civil aviation,  the unions additionally demanded that workers be allowed to keep in company flats until monetisation or at the very least for a year.

All unions and associations of Air India workers on Wednesday formally expressed their considerations over cash, go away and medical benefits, moreover lodging of workers and arrears following the takeover of the debt-laden airways by the Tata Group.

In a joint letter to the secretary of the ministry of civil aviation, Rajiv Bansal, the unions additionally demanded that workers be allowed to keep in company flats until monetisation or at the very least for a year because the Tatas have given a one-year employment assure to all the workers of the company.

The letter written beneath the umbrella head, Air India Joint Action Forum of Unions, additional wished the precise to post-retirement benefits of “medical and passage” for all everlasting workers.

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The unions additionally wished restoration of pre-Covid allowances and emoluments that had been minimize throughout the first wave of the pandemic final year.

Expressing deep considerations, the unions sought pressing decision of the employee-specific points.

According to the deal agreed upon between the federal government and the Tatas, all  present workers of Air India shall be retained for a year. In the second year, if anyone is sacked, they’d be provided a voluntary retirement scheme. 

Also, all workers shall be entitled to gratuity and provident fund and post-retirement medical benefits.

 

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