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India Civil Aviation Minister expresses hope regarding immediate end of Air India strike action

4-Jul-2012 8:49 AM

India's Minister of Civil Aviation Ajit Singh expressed (03-Jul-2012) hope the striking Air India pilots will call off the strike immediately and those who are in service will join their duties within 48 hours as per the commitment made by them in the High Court of Delhi. He has also said the Government is "always willing to consider the grievances of the pilots including reinstatement of the terminated pilots of Air India". Mr Singh said the "High Court direction on the strike has endorsed the views of the Government that the pilots should call off the strike unconditionally and report back to duty". The Minister said the Government is "committed to the welfare of the employees of Air India including pilots and at the same time revive Air India to the past glory to make it the best airlines". [more - original PR]