Poorly paid technicians bare Go First’s delicate finances

The Wadia Group airline is facing a liquidity crunch that threatens its operations in more ways than one.

AS, an aircraft maintenance technician with low-cost carrier Go First, is disappointed. And helpless. He was one of the scores of technicians at the Wadia Group airline to call in sick as a protest against low pay. As technicians from nearly all bases of the airline joined in the protest over the last few days, AS’s hopes soared. It helped that counterparts at IndiGo managed to get a hike, or at least the promise of one, after a similar action.  

It was not to be. In a meeting called by senior executives from Go First’s maintenance and human resource departments …


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