Air India: Court rules pilot strike illegal
Reported by: AP/UNBconnect
Reported on: May 09, 2012 06:21 pm
Reported in: International
NEW DELHI, MAY 9 (AP/UNB) - Air India says a court has ruled that a strike by some of its pilots is illegal.
The state-owned airline's spokesman Prasad Rao said management sought the New Delhi High Court's intervention after nearly 150 of its 1,500 pilots called in sick for a second day Wednesday.
The pilots are protesting unpaid salaries and what they see as lack of opportunities to train on Boeing 787 Dreamliner jets that the airline has ordered.
The airline canceled three flights Wednesday from New Delhi to Singapore, Frankfurt and New York and one from Mumbai to New York.
The striking pilots were not immediately available for comment.