HC slaps contempt notices on 9 striking union leaders


Staff member
New Delhi May 4:

Contempt notices were today slapped by the Delhi High Court on nine union leaders of striking Air India pilots as the airline management clamped the 'no work, no pay' rule even as fresh efforts were made to end the week-long crisis.

As the stalemate continued, the management issued directions for not processing the salaries of those who were not joining duty as the airline operated only about 40 flights on the seventh day of the strike, cancelling almost 90 per cent of its 320 daily services. Keeping open the window for talks, Civil Aviation Minister Vayalar Ravi told reporters later in the day, "Government is willing to settle the issue. ... I hope wisdom will prevail on the pilots".