Vayalar Ravi, Minister for Civil Aviation, is reported to have stated that the Air India Management can take any action against the Pilots’ strike and the Government will fully support it. Is it a knee jerk reaction or the labour policy of the Government?
The anti-PSU policy of the Government and pro-private action of the earlier Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel have resulted in the Air India – India Airlines to become loss making and financially unviable. There is no need to explain the details. It is suffice to say that it was a deliberate attempt on the part of the government to help the growth and profit of the private airlines.
The workers including the pilots were compelled to go on strike earlier also. It is the responsibility of the management and especially the government to discuss the issues with the unions and sort out the same instead of taking a confrontational position. The statement of the Civil Aviation Minister is the voice of a dictator. What is meant by ‘ the management can take any action and the government will support it’. It is completely anti-worker and pro-management and pro-private just as in the case of the former Civil Aviation Minister.