Addu City, Maldives – All 14 engineers working at AAA have passed their resignation due to negligence from the flight school.
According to local news “Addulive”, the engineers are resigning due to unpaid wages and other issues. While AAA asked two senior engineer and two technicians to return to work on shift basis, the others were told to not return. The engineers requested to return to work but were ignored by the management.
In May 2020, the technicians were paid 0 percent salary while the store keeper was given 15 percent of the salary. Until September 2020, technicians were paid an amount between USD 20 to 90.
90 percent of the engineers were paid 0 percent of their salary since September 2020. 70 percent salary was paid since January 2021 with half in MVR causing major issues for the staff.
The school has given no attention to the resignation notices since 2020. The engineers met with the schools Head of Training Suranjan De Silva without any progress. The staff accuse De Silva of autocratic decision making and abusive language use at work.
The engineers also accuse AAAs Continuous Airworthiness Management Organization (CAMO) manager of not having enough experience and giving dates to Civil Aviation Authority without prior discussion with engineers.
The engineers stayed at the school with all the challenges for the students, however, after prolonged negligence by AAA they have decided to resign with De Silva’s advice.