"Air India employees across the nation have gone on a sit-in at their respective stations. This is in protest against the management's decision to defer the payment of our
salaries," V J Deka, Regional General Secretary of Aviation Industry Employees Guild (AIEG) told PTI.
Three AI employees unions -- AIEG, Air Corporation Employees Union (ACEU) and Indian Aircraft Technician's Association (IATA) -- had earlier decided to wear black badges from June 22 to 25.
They had said if the management fails to issue salaries on June 30, about 24,000 employees - associated with the three unions -- would boycott duties under the "no pay no work" policy, which is likely to affect the operations of national carrier.