Eight unions have joined hands to oppose the privatisation of the financially bleeding airline. They have also asked the pilots' unions – Indian Commercial Pilots' Association, Indian Pilots' Guild – and Indian Aircraft Technicians' Association to join the agitation against privatisation.
The pilots have asked the airline to clear long due salary arrears before the move
Employees are raising concerns and also offering solutions, to help the company overcome its debts and prevent privatisation.
The employees’ union is opposed to the idea for fear of retrenchment.