Delhi High Court stays Air India strike

New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday stayed the ongoing strike by Air India employees till July 13.

The court was hearing a petition filed by Air India’s management the National Aviation Company of India Ltd, which demanded that the strike be declared illegal, void and ineffective.

Around 15,000 crew members and maintenance engineers of the airline are on a nationwide strike since Tuesday, protesting a gag order issued on the members for talking to the media after Saturday’s air crash in Mangalore and delay in payment of salaries.

Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel said that the strike by the airline staff was illegal, even as thousands of travellers across the country were livid after as many as 140 flights of the state-run carrier were cancelled or diverted.

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