Actually, I support this strike completely.
The Civil Aviation ministry, for some unfathomable reason, has announced intention to revoke Air India's license to provide security screening services at DEL airport's international terminal. Instead, they have handed responsibility for that function to Indian Airlines, who don't even operate in that terminal.
This is a completely arbitrary decision that came out of the blue. Since IC
is not an approved security agency and has never conducted international screening, they first have to get certified before they can be allowed to move in. Air India security in DEL is ISO 9002 certified and provides services to pretty much every single international airline at Delhi because quite simply, it is the best at what it does.
In all probability, this issue will be sorted out on Monday with the ministry reversing their decision.
"The A340-300 may boast a long range, but the A340 is underpowered" -- Robert Milton, CEO - Air Canada