Air India Express Reinstates Fired Cabin Crew As Labour Regulator Steps In

Air India Express has reportedly agreed to reinstate 25 cabin crew members who were dismissed, following the directive of the Chief Labour Commissioner.

What Happened: According to a report by Moneycontrol, the decision was made on May 9, a day after the crew members were dismissed. The airline has assured the Chief Labour Commissioner that it will address the grievances of the cabin crew internally.

This decision was taken during a meeting at the Chief Labour Commissioner’s office in Dwarka, which was attended by representatives of Air India Express and the Air India Express Employees Union, sources told the publication.

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The reinstatement comes after the airline’s move to terminate around 30 employees on May 8, following a significant number of cabin crew reporting sick, which disrupted flight operations. This led to the cancellation of over 90 flights, affecting operations across the network.

The Air India Express Employees Union had previously alleged mismanagement and unequal treatment of staff within the airline. The reinstated employees had raised issues about room sharing, lack of proper support, revised salary structure, and alleged differential treatment of experienced crew members.

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