Around 1700 aircraft technicians working at Air India Engineering Service Ltd in Mihan will go on indefinite strike from February 7 as the talks with Labour Commissioner failed to produce any tangible results.
The temporary workers had planned to go on the strike from January 17 to press their demand for wage rise since two years but the company declined to fulfil it. However, the Labour Commissioner negotiated in the matter and hence they postponed the agitation. Now, the talks between their leaders and the commissioner failed and hence the workers have decided to resort to indefinite strike from February 7.
The maintenance and repairs to aircrafts would suffer if the aircraft technicians go on the strike. The technicians pointed out that was a provision in the Labour Act to make permanent the temporary workers having completed three years in service but the management paid no heed to this demand also. Even after it is a PSU company it failed to give dearness allowance. Therefore, they feel ‘forced’ to resort to the agitation from February 7.