Jet Airways on Wednesday took disciplinary action against five more pilots after they went on mass sick leave to protest sacking of their two senior colleagues, airline sources said.

The airlines has taken disciplinary action against a total of eight pilots since the strike began on Tuesday.

However, Jet Airways spokesperson was not available for comment.

The pilots had called for a strike on August 7 demanding reinstatement of the two sacked colleagues. The matter was then referred to the Regional Labour Commissioner (RLC) for conciliation.

The Commissioner called a conciliatory meeting on August 31 advising both Jet Airways and pilots to adhere to the Industrial Dispute Act of 1947.

The pilots withdrew their strike call on September 7 but went on mass sick leave to protest the sacking.

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