Condemn the Air India authorities Vindictive Attitude towards its Pilots

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Fri, 14/09/2012 - 21:20

Two months ago, the strike by the pilots of Air India organised under the banner of Indian Pilots Guild was called off following the intervention of the High Court. At that time, the management of Air India and the Civil Aviation Ministry had assured the court that they would take a sympathetic attitude to the demands of the pilots and refrain from being vindictive to the striking pilots.

Developments since then have revealed that the Air India Management and the Civil Aviation Ministry have systematically pursued the plan to smash the Indian Pilots Guild.

Out of the 400 odd pilots who had gone strike, 97 had been served dismissal notices during the course of the strike. This included all 10 committee members, the leaders of the IPG.

 After the resumption of operations in July, 2012, the 97 dismissed pilots were asked to submit fresh applications for reinstatement. Only 40 of these pilots have so far been taken back to duty and the authorities have kept the fate of the remaining 50 hanging. They have been particularly vicious towards the leadership of the IPG, the 10 committee members. 5 of these committee members were called for the “interview” for reinstatement. Acting out their well rehearsed plan all these 5 members were “interviewed” for just two to three minutes and in all of their cases the result of the interview was same - all the 5 applications were summarily rejected. The fate of the remaining 5 committee members who are still waiting for their “interview” is expected to be similar - they would also be left on the streets.

According to the pilots, the Civil Aviation Minister, Ajit Singh and the Air India Authorities have instructed other private airlines not to employ these dismissed pilots. This reveals that the Air India authorities and the Civil Aviation Ministry have been working according to plan to smash the Indian Pilots Guild.

The Communist Ghadar Party condemns the fascist attitude of the management of Air India and the government to the pilots of Air India. The struggle to ensure that all the dismissed pilots are reinstated is a completely just struggle. It deserves the support of not only all sections of employees of Air India, but also that of the entire working class of our country.

Tag:    Defeat Privatisation    Indian Pilots' Guild    Ajit Singh    Air India    Sep 16-30 2012    Voice of the Party    Rights     Privatisation   

PARTY DOCUMENTS

These Elections are a FarceInterview with Comrade Lal Singh, General Secretary of Communist Ghadar Party of India by Comrade Chandra Bhan, Editor of Mazdoor Ekta Lehar

(Click thumbnail to download PDF)

Click to Download PDFInterview with Comrade Lal Singh, General Secretary of Communist Ghadar Party of India

by Comrade Chandra Bhan, Editor of Mazdoor Ekta Lehar

(Click thumbnail to download PDF)

History of Ghadar PartyA Presentation of Communist Ghadar Party of India

100 years ago Ghadar Party was formed by Indians in the US.It was historic milestone in our anti-colonial struggle.

The goal of this party was to organise a revolution to liberate our motherland from British servitude and establish a free and independent India with equal rights for all. It believed this to be the necessary condition for our people to hold their heads high anywhere in the world.

(Click thumbnail to download PDF)

Call of the Central Committee of Communist Ghadar Party of India, 30th August, 2012

Working class representatives from all over the country are gathering on 4th September, at a time when a titanic struggle is going on in our country. The struggle is between the majority of toiling and exploited people and a minority of exploiters. It is between the majority whose labour expands wealth and the minority who enjoy the fruits of wealth creation on the basis of their private property and positions of power.

(Click thumbnail to download PDF)

Call to the Working ClassDefeat the program of privatisation and liberalisation!

Fight with the aim of establishing workers’ and peasants’ rule!

Call of the Central Committee, Communist Ghadar Party, 23 February, 2012

(Click thumbnail to download PDF)

Necessity for the working class to take political powerThe initiating speech, at the working class conference on the Way Forward held on 23-24 December 2011, was made by comrade Lal Singh, on behalf of the Central Committee of the Communist Ghadar Party of India. The document entitled the necessity for the working class to take political power has been edited based on the discussion in the conference and is being published according to the decision the Central Committee.

(Click thumbnail to download PDF)