Air India Strike: Delhi HC Issues Contempt of Court Notices Against Pilots
Indian Legal News: Ignoring the order to ‘put an end’ to the ongoing strike carried out by the Indian Commercial Pilots' Association (ICPA), the Delhi High Court issued a criminal contempt of court notice against some of the members of the council. The now, derecognized union has about 2 weeks to respond to the notice, the next hearing is scheduled on May-25. The 2 member bench of Justice B.D Ahmed and Justice Veena Birbal appointed an amicus curiae, Sidharth Luthra who will mediate and bring the impasse between the AI management and agitating pilots to an end.
The bench was concerned about the nature of losses, both financial and logical, common man was facing on account of this strike. The pilots have been demanding a hike in salary at par with their AI collagues. Some 700 pilots took their strike into its eight day. Over 165 flights remain cancelled and the national carrier has already lost crores of rupees.