Speaking to PTI, Vistara CEO Leslie Thng stated senior staff should go on obligatory leave without pay (LWP) for as much as 4 days per 30 days in May and June as a measure to preserve the airline’s money move to tide over the difficulties confronted by the aviation sector as a result of lockdowns the world over.
Vistara had despatched the identical set of senior staff on obligatory LWP for as much as six days in April.
The obligatory no-pay leave will have an effect on round 1,200 staff in senior grades. The remaining 2,800 staff of the airline reminiscent of members of cabin crew and floor dealing with companies will likely be unaffected.
“We will continue with the difficult decision to reduce staff costs to preserve jobs,” Thng stated in an e mail to staff.
“For the month of May and June 2020, we will continue with compulsory no pay leave (CNPL) for all staff, except for pilots and staff in Level 1A and 1B, as follows: Staff in Level 4 and 5 to go on 4 days CNPL per month; Staff in Level 2 and 3 to go on 3 days CNPL per month; Staff in Level 1C to go on 1 day CNPL per month,” he stated.
The CEO additionally acknowledged that for May and June, the month-to-month base flying allowance for pilots has been lowered to 20 hours per 30 days.
Earlier, the bottom flying allowance was given to pilots for 70 hours per 30 days.
However, the discount in base flying allowance will not be relevant to trainee first officers.