Air India Express row: ‘Concern genuine’, says Delhi Regional Labour Commissioner to Tata Sons Chairman

Delhi's Labour Commissioner, Ashok Perumalla, confirms the legitimacy of Air India Express cabin crew's grievances post-Tata acquisition, citing mismanagement and legal violations. Over 100 flights were disrupted due to a mass sick call by around 300 crew members demanding adherence to prior job assurances.

Air India Express Row

Delhi Regional Labour Commissioner Ashok Perumalla has written an email to Tata Sons Chairman N. Chandrasekaran stating that the concerns raised by the union and cabin crew members of Air India Express are genuine and a high-level committee should inquire about the grievances of the employees.

Around 300 crew members of Air India Express, which is owned by Tata, have called in sick, claiming that despite promises of job security, salary preservation, and recognition of seniority and expertise, there has been a noticeable deviation from these assurances. Over 100 international and national flights have been impacted since Tuesday.