Air India may take back suspended pilots; considering 'no work, no pay' rule
Air India is reportedly considering a proposal to take back the pilots it has suspended during the course of the strike (Hindu Business Line/PTI/DHNS, 03-Mar-2011). Nine pilots have been suspended from duty. The pilots, however, will be asked to call off their strike for the management to consider the revocation. “The Government is willing to settle the issue,” the Minister for Civil Aviation Vayalar Ravi said. He had previously stated that no talks would be held with the pilots until they called off the strike. The carrier has also stated it was examining the option of implementing a “no work, no pay” policy to rein in the striking pilots. The implementation of the proposal could see the pilots miss out on their salary for the month of Apr-2011 if they don't withdraw the strike and return to work.