Sunday, July 14, 2013

HC restrains AI from making staff in south work longer

Chennai:  The Madras high court has upheld its stay on Air India's move to make its employees posted in southern region work longer than their counterparts elsewhere in the country.
The airline changed working hours to 44 hours per week for all its employees at airports, hangars and administrative offices in the southern region in February. But the new schedule was implemented only in southern and western regions. The western region, however, went back to the old schedule after the employees approached the Bombay high court against the new rules and some staff unions asked their members not to follow the revised timings.
But the southern region stuck with the new rules. The employees then challenged the increased working hours in the high court, which in May this year issued a stay on the new schedule.
14/07/13 Times of India