Mamata Banerjee lashes out at Air India for sending employees on leave for 5 years without pay

Jul 17 2020 10:23 AM
Mamata Banerjee lashes out at Air India for sending employees on leave for 5 years without pay

Kolkata: The country's leading airline Air India has decided to send some of its staff on forced leave for five years without pay. In the Corona era, the decision of the state-run Air India government has started getting political colour.

West Bengal's CM and Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo Mamata Banerjee have called the decision a dictatorship. She said that this decision of the government airline is astonishing. Can any government take such a step? How is it possible for 5 years without a salary. what is happening in this country?' Bengal CM further said that economists have spoken about giving money to the public, but they only give money to some people during elections. Mamata Banerjee has urged all the trade unions to stay together and fight.

Air India has planned to reduce the number of employees. Under this plan, employees can go on long leave without salary. It has been called Leave Without Pay (LWP). This holiday can be prolonged from 6 months to five years. Air India CMD Rajiv Bansal says that due to the Corona crisis, airlines are suffering heavy losses. Many drastic decisions are being taken to reduce expenses, one of which is a reduction in the number of employees. He said that the company is also considering the early retirement of some of its employees.

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