The court had also said that the 434 pilots on strike must submit letters to the management indicating their willingness to get back to work.
The court had said that the management must “sympathetically consider” reinstating the 101 pilots who have been sacked during the strike for calling in sick or not showing up to work.
The national carrier’s strike has cost the government close to Rs 600 crore.
Pilots are on strike because they believe their seniority and training is not being protected by the management. In 2007, Air India was merged with the domestic national carrier, Indian Airlines. Pilots from the former believe they are senior, and object to training offered to Indian Airlines pilots for the Boeing Dreamliner, for example.
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