Pilot union wrote to Air India - If all flying crew do not get vaccinated on priority, then they will stop work
The Air India Pilot Union has told its director that they will stop work if their employees going on Air India aircraft are not vaccinated on a priority basis. The Indian Commercial Pilots Association (ICPA) wrote to Air India, "For all flying crews above 18 years of age, we will stop work if the vaccine is not set up on priority by setting up a nationwide vaccination camp."
The pilot union has taken this step when many of its crew members have been found to be corona positive. The ICPA wrote to the Air India management, "The crew member and his family are struggling to get oxygen cylinders. We have been left to treat ourselves. Without health care support and salary cuts to the flying crew, we are not in a position to continue to risk our pilot's life without vaccination. "
Last Wednesday, 30 people on board Air India flight from Amritsar to Rome were found infected with the Corona virus when they reached Italy. Which also includes an Air India pilot and a Kevin crew. For the last 10 days, two pilots and eight cabin crew have been quarantined in Rome. All 242 people on board the aircraft were quarantined by the Italian government along with those found infected.
Covid-19 infection cases in India have crossed the 2 crore mark and more than 50 lakh cases of infection have been reported in just 15 days. According to data released on Tuesday by the Union Health Ministry, 3,57,229 new cases were reported in one day of infection and 3,449 people died. In India, the number of people who lost their lives to Kovid-19 has increased to 2,22,408. The number of active patients in the country has increased to 34,47,133, which is 17 percent of the total cases of infection.