Sit with striking pilots and sort out differences, Air India told

May 11, 2012 01:25 pm | Updated November 16, 2021 10:46 pm IST - New Delhi

Air India planes parked in a row at the Indira Gandhi International airport in New Delhi.

Air India planes parked in a row at the Indira Gandhi International airport in New Delhi.

The Supreme Court on Friday refused to entertain Air India’s plea for initiating contempt proceedings against Indian Pilots Guild (IPG) for allegedly obstructing implementation of its order on training of pilots for Dreamliner aircraft.

A Bench headed by Justice T.S. Thakur said that they (pilots) have done nothing, which amounts to contempt of court and suggested the airlines to speak with them to sort out the differences.

“They have done nothing for obstruction of justice or to bring disrepute to the court. Your problem is with them. You sit with them and sort out the differences. Don’t resort to contempt proceedings,” the Bench said.

It further said that if the strike is illegal, then the airlines can take action against them.

“Rest assured that if there is slightest contempt of court, and then we would ourselves initiate proceedings against them,” the Bench further said.

Air India had on Thursday moved the Supreme Court seeking initiation of criminal contempt proceedings against the office-bearers of the Guild by resorting to protest action, which, it said, disrupted international flight operations of the airline and amounted to contempt of the apex court orders.

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