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Some Facts of the Air India Pilots Agitation:

Old 15th Jun 2012, 06:25
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Inocent question

It seems Air India pilots have been working for around half a year without being paid. Is it normal in India for your pay to be late? Not just asking about airlines, but the country as a whole.

In the western world, it would take exceptional circumstances for employees to work after the first month's pay was late- let alone six months.
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Old 15th Jun 2012, 15:51
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some birds come and go again.

@check airman.
No, its not normal to be paid late.
Problem here is, if u go to the courts to fight it out, the judicial system
takes a hell-of-a-long-time to come to its logical conclusions.
Even thou the matter looks pretty straight forward, the companies will
reply back saying they are in a bankrupt position and will pay but it may
take some time.

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Old 15th Jun 2012, 20:28
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I looked at the entire roster for the week. We definitely need more than 6 aircrafts to fly. Though with the timings, we do end up with a situation where one acft does only one flight per day. The new FDTL rules have made a mess of our roster as far as the timings go.
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Old 16th Jun 2012, 09:08
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Employees of Kingfisher Airlines are also not paid salaries. What is going on in the Indian aviation industry?
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Old 16th Jun 2012, 11:21
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Probably because what's-his-nuts who owns Kingfisher uses his pilots pay to finance a hopeless Formula 1 team. Apparently this is acceptable behaviour in India.
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Old 16th Jun 2012, 15:22
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Chck Airman,

It's not common in India for salaries being a week late let alone six weeks...

A day or two here and there is a normal thing. IndiGo six years on salaries not even a day late. Jet airways as well very rarely...
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Old 16th Jun 2012, 19:11
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Anywhere else in the world (ex-Africa) non-paid pilots would hire a good lawyer to sue the fraudulent employer in a class-act. Why not in India? Is it because the legal system on the subcontinent is so bad that none of the abundant law firms bother to take a no-win-no-fee case, or is it because the pilots themselves have realised that they de facto are slaves with shining stripes on the sleeves?
And where do slaves go? The success rate for Indian pilots when applying for jobs in foreign airlines is one of the lowest around, so the poor suckers are caught between a rock and a hard place.
PM me if you know of a good Indian law firm who is actually taking action against the fraudsters. They owe me half a crore.
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