Protests Called Off by SpiceJet Employees After Meeting with the Officials

The employees of SpiceJet who went on protests because of deferred payments and slacked leaves have now returned to work after the airline assured them of adequate actions within a week.

Highlights

  • The SpiceJet employees at Delhi airport most of them being from the engineering staff went on a strike on November 1st because of slacked salaries and improper disbursement.
  • As of now, employees are receiving 60% reduced salaries as to what they received before the pandemic.
  • The demands of the protests are quite straightforward as the employees want the restoration of their pre-covid salaries and leaves.

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The protest that began on November 1 by some of the staff from India’s airline SpiceJet has now been called off after a meeting was held between protesters and the officials of the company. The work has been resumed by the protestors who called it off after the airline assured them of addressing their concern in the next few days.

The Reason for the Protests

The SpiceJet employees at Delhi airport, most of them being from the engineering staff went on a strike on November 1 because of slacked salaries and improper disbursement. They went on the strike on Terminal 3 of the airport by holding banners of “pay our deferred salaries” and “no pay, no work.” This initiation of protests led to the same in eight different cities of the country. SpiceJet employees from the cities of Hyderabad, Mumbai, Bangalore, and more went on protests demanding the restoration of salaries.

As of now, employees are receiving 60% reduced salaries as to what they received before the pandemic. The demands of the protests are quite straightforward as the employees want the restoration of their pre-covid salaries and leaves. The aviation industry has been recovering after the devastating impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic as well and it's high time that fair remuneration is provided to the employees.

According to a report from Mint, the sources have informed that employees and the airline have come to terms as the latter has assured them of actions within a week. With most of the engineering staff going on strike the dangers of the operations getting affected were lurking around. However, according to SpiceJet’s spokesperson, the issue has been resolved and none of the operations of the airlines will be affected by it.

SpiceJet too like other airlines have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and most of its employees, staff, and pilots have had a major cut in their pays. But now the situation of the industry is improving each passing day as passengers are starting to travel again and in numbers. So it does seem like about time the employees start getting just payments and leaves.

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Anupam is from Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh and is a pursuing freelance digital artist who creates photoshop and 3d artworks. Has always been passionate about writing and pursues it as a passion.

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