IndiGo flights from Goa delayed as employees at the company’s subsidiary go on strike

IndiGo flights from Goa delayed as employees at the company’s subsidiary go on strike
BCCL
  • IndiGo flights from Goa were affected today.
  • The employees of IndiGo’s subsidiary Agile Airport Services Pvt Ltd, which offers ground handling services, went on strike asking for a hike in wages.
  • However, the company said that an immediate increment was on the cards and said that only a small section of the employees were protesting in Goa.
IndiGo’s fights from India’s holiday destination Goa were delayed as the staff at the airport went on a strike. The employees of IndiGo’s subsidiary Agile Airport Services Pvt Ltd, which offers ground handling services, went on strike asking for a hike in wages.

However, the company said that an immediate increment was on the cards and said that only a small section of the employees were protesting in Goa.

“Employees of Agile, a 100% subsidiary company of IndiGo, have always received their salaries on time. We have not had any terminations even during the pandemic over the last one year. Despite this, a small section of them in Goa have caused disruption at work, asking for an immediate increment, while it has been promised to be included in the salary for April 2021. We want to reiterate our continued commitment to employee welfare and well-being,” said IndiGo’s statement.

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The company also said that flights are operating as scheduled with a slight delay. “We regret the inconvenience caused to the passengers and are working towards getting reinforcements to ensure a continued hassle-free and on time travel experience for our passengers,” said the company.

During the pandemic, when airline businesses had been hit severely due to the complete halt in travel, IndiGo had announced pay cuts for employees to keep the business running. It had also laid off 10% of its workforce. It had also put several employees on leave without pay, which was removed in January.

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