IndiGo Benches Protesting Pilots

| Updated: April 5, 2022 11:49 am

IndiGo, currently India’s largest private airline carrier, has suspended a number of its pilots who were planning to organise a strike to protest against pay cuts at the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Salaries of IndiGo pilots were cut by almost 30 per cent after domestic flight operations were suspended during the pandemic.

On April 1, 2022, IndiGo decided to increase the salaries of its pilots by 8 per cent. The carrier also stated that another hike of 6.5 per cent would be implemented from November if there were no disruptions this year. 

A section of the carrier’s pilots were unsatisfied with the announcement and decided to organise a strike. The airline decided to suspend these individuals. 

‘We confirm that a handful of IndiGo pilots have been suspended from duty for indulging in activities that are in contravention to the terms of their employment and in violation of the code of conduct of the company’, a statement from the carrier read. 

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