IR issues in Indian Airline industry:
1. Indian Airline industry-introduction, definition and overview about this industry. 2. Trade unions in Airline Industry- Explaining everything about unionism. How trade unions are formed? Rules/laws related to trade unions in Indian airline industry. 3. Collective Bargaining- How collective bargaining takes place in this industry. Rules/laws related to this collective bargaining in this industry. 4. Machinery for Settlement of Industrial Disputes
5. Workers’ Participation in Management
6. Grievance Redressal System
7. Discipline Handling
8. Labour Laws
9. Some two examples of strikes/disputes that has been happened recently in this industry and discussing IR issues in them.
Sumedh: Take 1,3,5,7, one example.
Prasad: take 2,4,6,8, one example
Dead line: 27th feb 2014.
Indian Airline Industry
The history of Indian Airline goes back to 1910 when the young Maharaja of Patiala, Bhupinder Singh sends his Chief Engineer to Europe for a study with orders to buy three planes, including a Bleriot monoplane and Farman biplanes, which arrive in the Punjab later that year. The first commercial flight starts on February 18, 1911 when Henry Piquate, flayed a Humber Biaplane to carry mall from Allahabad to Naini Junction, six miles away. The thing actually started in 1927 when Imperial Airways extends empire routes to India, connecting India with outside world. A de Havilland Hercules flies the Cairo-Basra-Karachi-Jodhpur-Delhi route. It is also the first domestic passenger flight to be operated in India. In 1932 for JRD Tata launches first scheduled airline, Tata Airline, by piloting the first flight himself from Karachi to Mumbai via single Ahmedabad on single engine. It was a start of airline transmission in Indian history. In 1945 Deccan airways India’s second domestic airline was formed by Nizam of Hyderabad by owning 71% stake by him and remaining one by Tata Sons. In 1947 Tata airline changes its name to Air India. Followed by nationalisation of airline in 1953. The industry structure remains same till 1990 when east west airline becomes first private player to fly after long haul, when Indian government decide to end the monopoly over domestic aviation. Current state- Indias civial aviation market is widely considered as 9th largest in the world in expected to be 3rd largest by 2020 according to Ajit Singh. Today Indian Aviation carries 121 million domestic and 41 million international passenger annually. As per Airport Authority of India (AAI) there are 127 airports and has around 1091 registered aircrafts. Indian government formed a central body Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is the regulatory body governing the safety aspects of civil aviation in India. This body is responsible for allocating licences, registration of new player in industry maintaining safety and security of civil aviation as well as handling of industrial disputes if any. Generally most of the Indian airlines has following structure in terms of employee- 1. Line Personnel
This is most generalised classification of employees in airline industry. Generally this division includes all employees from those who works in sales and marketing, safety personnel, flight attendants, engineering and maintenance and many more. Virtually one can assume that every working individual linked to airline industry directly or indirectly comes under this classification. 2. Operations
This department is responsible for operating airlines fleet. The employee are more concerned about the flight scheduling, delegating works to flight crews. These are also responsible for the designing policies and implementing those, adhering to security standards and government policies. These department also responsible for flight crew training both initial and recurrent training for pilots and flight attendants, and it establishes the...
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