COVID-19: Trujet reduces salaries of workers by minimal 50%

New Delhi, July 21

Regional airline Trujet on Tuesday stated it has determined to slash the salaries of its workers by minimal 50 per cent on account of a “serious financial crunch” precipitated by the coronavirus pandemic.

The Hyderabad-based firm, which has a complete of seven ATR plane in its fleet, stated in a letter to workers that those that have gross salaries between Rs 15,001 and Rs 10 lakh will see a discount of 50 per cent.

Those workers who earn greater than Rs 10 lakh will see a wage discount of 60 per cent, the letter stated, including that this lower will come into impact from June 26.

“As you are aware, COVID-19 has very severely hit the aviation industry and Trujet is no exception,” the letter famous.

The airline stated it’s “facing serious financial crunch/cash flow situation”.              

“Though Trujet administration was liberal in paying full salaries within the month of March and April, slight discount in May and June, going ahead, we have to take robust choices, although disagreeable, within the curiosity of the survival of the corporate,” the letter famous.

“There is no clarity as to when the COVID pandemic will come into control and as per health and industry experts, it may take at least 12-18 months to recover fully,” it added.

The aviation sector has been considerably impacted because of the journey restrictions imposed in India and different nations in view of the coronavirus pandemic. All airways in India have taken cost-cutting measures akin to pay cuts, leave-without-pay and firings of workers to be able to preserve money move.

India’s largest airline IndiGo introduced on Monday it has determined to put off 10 per cent of its workforce.                 

India resumed home passenger flights from May 25 after a spot of two months because of the coronavirus pandemic. However, the airways have been allowed to function solely a most of 45 per cent of their pre-COVID home flights. Occupancy fee in Indian home flights has been round simply 50-60 per cent since May 25.

Scheduled worldwide passenger flights proceed to stay suspended in India since March 23. PTI

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