(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India
All the Suspended AI
Will be Reinstated
Praful Patel assures
THE long pending issue of reinstatement of suspended Air India
is set to be resolved with union civil aviation minister assuring
Bureau member and MP Sitaram Yechury about doing this. Consequent to
assurance, the minister would hold discussions with the representatives
employees unions soon.
It may be
the employees of Air India
had gone on strike against the government's proposed plans of
a few months back. The AI management acted with backing of the
terminating and suspending some of the leaders of the agitation from
services. After long drawn negotiations with the minister and AI CMD at
levels, finally today the Minister for Civil Aviation assured Yechury
suspended employees will be reinstated, and discussions on other
including the cases of terminated employees will continue.
In a separate
case, the AI
CMD Aravind Agarwal assured Sitaram Yechury that the workers who have
categorised as surplus empoyees in Centaur Hotel, Srinagar, will not be retrenched.
Yechury, member of all party parliamentary delegation to Kashmir
last month, suggested that the central government has to take steps for
employment creation in central government undertakings in Jammu &
instead of retrenching or resorting to closures. This would actas a gesture of confidence building measure,
As is known,
central and state government have agreed that there is a trust deficit
the people of Jammu & Kashmir and the respective governments. One
that this assurance of no retrenchment of workers of Central PSU's in the state, particularly of
Centaur hotel, will work as a
first gesture in bridging such trust deficit.