Air India 200+ cabin crew reported sick, protesting against HR

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Air India 200+ cabin crew reported sick alleged mismanagement 
Due to shortage in the cabin crew has caused the delay of several flights and also lead to cancelation of over 80 flights.

Air India Express has canceled 80 flights from May 7 due to over 200 cabin crew reporting sick, protesting alleged HR mismanagement and practices at the Tata Group-owned airline.

The extensive number of crew members involved suggests widespread discontent among the airline staff. The situation has prompted attention to the internal challenges faced by Air India and the grievances of its workforce

“While we are engaging with the crew to understand the reasons behind these occurrences, our teams are actively addressing this issue to minimize any inconvenience caused to our guests as a result,” the Air India Express spokesperson said in a statement. 

Due to shortage in the cabin crew has caused the delay of several flights and also led to the cancelation of over 80 flights.

According to the PTI, “Civil aviation ministry asks Air India Express to resolve issues promptly amid flight cancellations.”

The issue has raised concern for the commuters. One of the social media users shared a post, saying, “Air India Express is a low-cost airline that is essential to connect our hardworking middle-class workers across the world to their homeland. When 80+ flights are cancelled due to employees strike, it causes huge agony to our fellow citizens, especially those in the Middle East. Wrote to the Ministry of Civil Aviation to intervene urgently and resolve the strike and restore regular Air India Express flights at the earliest.”

Air India’s Recent Announcements

Recently, The airline announced the appointment of Mr. Jayaraj Shanmugam as Head of Global Airport Operations, effective April 15th, 2024, and reporting to Chief Operations Officer, Capt. Klaus Goersch.

Shanmugam joined Air India from Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL), where, as Chief Operating Officer, he led the operationalization of the new Terminal 2.

He has had a distinguished career spanning over 25 years in the airline, airport, and telecom industries, with stints at Singapore Airlines, Qatar Airways, and Jet Airways.

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