Air India says all operations restored to normal

Mumbai, May 28 (IANS) All operations of Air India have been restored to normal two days after a crippling strike by some 15,000 employee was called off, the national carrier announced Friday.

‘Our operations have been restored 100 percent, with all the employees reporting back to work,’ a spokesperson said adding the carrier’s top management also intends to meet with the union leaders here June 1.

The airline had been struggling to restore normal operations after a two-day wildcat strike since Tuesday that had had led to over 100 flight cancellations and a loss of Rs.12 crore ($2.65 million) for the carrier with 13,000 passengers being inconvenienced.

The two-day stir was called off Wednesday evening after a restraining order by the Delhi High Court till July 13.

The flash strike had dented the image of the national carrier that had come under a cloud because of reports of poor safety standards in the light of the Mangalore air crash that claimed 158 lives.

The carrier said the management will meet the principal officers of all unions here June 1. ‘The management intends to communicate through the office bearers of the unions, the actual reasons leading to the present situation.’

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