Air India disinvestment: AI chief Ashwani Lohani says taking steps to protect interests of employees

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Air India chief Ashwani Lohani said on Thursday that the airline’s management shares the concerns of its staff and is taking necessary steps to protect their interests, even as its employees’ unions are planning to protest against the government’s disinvestment move.

While the government is planning to invite bids for the national carrier next month, its employee unions on Wednesday decided to oppose it, saying there is no clarity regarding salary arrears and pensions. Lohani in a communication to the employees said, “Air India, your very own national carrier, is easily the most well-known Indian brand across the globe. It is incumbent upon all of us together to ensure that the brand retains its sheen even in the present testing times.”

He said it is natural that many employees would be concerned about the future in light of the disinvestment scenario as any change in ownership brings about changes in the work culture and environment. Read More

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