IndiGo to remove leave without pay for staffers from January 1

By Livemint

IndiGo CEO Ronojoy Dutta on Thursday announced that the airline will remove its leave without pay (LWP) program for senior employees from January 1 next year in anticipation of improved revenues.

Due to coronavirus-induced travel restrictions, Dutta on May 8 had said that a “limited and graded LWP program” was being implemented for all employees apart from the ones falling in the lowest group Level A.

The aviation sector has been hit hard due to the travel restrictions that have been imposed amid the pandemic. All airlines have taken cost cutting measures like pay cuts, LWP, etc. to survive this period.

The LWP implemented by IndiGo from May ranged from 1.5 to five days depending upon the employee group.

On May 8, IndiGo had also implemented pay cuts for its senior employees ranging from 5-25 per cent. The pay cuts are still in place.

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