AI forms panel to cut number of unions to 2


Air India has constituted a four-member committee to frame modalities for drastically cutting down the number of recognised unions in the airline – a move that may facilitate efficient decision making during negotiations between union representatives and the management.

A senior official in Air India said, “A four-member committee headed by Krishna Mohan Sahni (former secretary, Ministry of Labour) has been formed. The committee will determine norms for recognising and synergising operations between unions associated with erstwhile Air India and Indian Airlines.” Air India currently has 15 recognised and unrecognized unions.

The committee, which has been mandated to determine the norms, processes and modalities for conducting the exercise for recognition of unions associated with Air India, Air India Engineering Services Limited (AIESL) and Air India Air Transport Services Limited (AIATSL), is scheduled to submit its report in January next year. Besides Sahni, pther members of the committee include Umrao Mal Purohit (president, International Transport Workers’ Federation, All India Railway Federation). Retired Chief Labour Commissioner S K Mukhopadhya and  Ajit Nigam (advisor, HR, Ircon International).

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