1,100 Jet Airways pilots decide not to fly from April 15: National Aviator’s Guild

The pilots, along with engineers and senior management, have not received salaries since January. The debt-ridden carrier has also not paid March salaries to employees of other categories as well.

Updated - November 28, 2021 12:28 pm IST

Published - April 14, 2019 03:26 pm IST - Mumbai

Jet Airways employees protest. File

Jet Airways employees protest. File

Around 1,100 pilots belonging to crisis-hit Jet Airways’ pilots body National Aviator’s Guild (NAG) have decided not to fly from 10 a.m. on Monday in protest against “non-payment of salary dues”, a source said on Sunday.

The pilots, along with engineers and senior management, have not received salaries since January. The debt-ridden carrier has also not paid March salaries to employees of other categories as well.

“As on today, we have not been paid for nearly three-and-a-half months and we don’t know when we will be paid. So we have decided to go ahead with our call of no-flying from April 15. All 1,100 pilots of NAG will stop flying from 10 a.m. Monday,” said a Guild source.

The Guild, along with engineers, cabin crew and ground staff will be jointly congregating at the Jet Airways headquarters on Monday morning. When contacted on Sunday evening regarding the timing of the strike, the Guild said it is reviewing the situation. 

 

The NAG, which claims representation of around 1,100 pilots of the total 1,600 with the full service carrier, had in late March called for no flying from April 1 over non-payment of salaries.

However, on March 31 it deferred the agitation to April 15, saying it wanted to give more time to the new management.

Jet Airways is at present under the management control of SBI-led consortium of lenders after the approval of a debt-rejig plan last month, which also led its founder chairman Naresh Goyal to quit.

A real time aircraft tracker shows only 3 flights operating on Sunday evening

 

Inputs from Mumbai Bureau

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