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No Money No Workee
Thousands of airline workers have launched a mass hunger strike over a wages row.

Around 20,000 Air India staff at airports across the sub-continent are refusing to eat after the cash-strapped company said it was delaying paying wages and cutting bonuses.

Meetings were held on Tuesday night in an attempt to resolve the impasse. A statement issued by the country’s flagship carrier after the meeting said the wages would be released on schedule.

But there was no comment from unions over whether the hunger strike would be called off. Air India said flights in and out of the country were not affected.

Air India spokesperson said. “We have a well formulated contingency plan and have deployed additional manpower to ensure smooth operations.”

Workers have warned they will go on strike on August 31 unless their wages are paid on time and their bonuses are restored.

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