Jet Airways pilots’ union reiterates strike call

Updated - April 12, 2019 12:44 am IST

Published - April 12, 2019 12:41 am IST - Mumbai

Jet Airways pilots say they have been waiting for their salaries for three months.

Jet Airways pilots say they have been waiting for their salaries for three months.

The Jet Airways pilots’ union on Thursday reiterated that the collective decision to go on a strike from April 15, if pending dues are not paid, stands. In a late night communication to its 1,100 members, the National Aviators Guild (NAG) requested all pilots to gather at Siroya Centre, the airline headquarters in Mumbai, on April 15 in full uniform.

“Till date we are awaiting the funding and, meanwhile, our beloved airline is dying a slow death along with unpaid salaries of pilots and engineers for over three months,” the circular said.

NAG cited media reports to point out that an announcement was made by the State Bank of India (SBI) that an interim funding of ₹1,500 crore will be made to keep Jet Airways operational.

“We have gone over and above the call of duty in doing our part to help keep the company afloat,all in the hope that our efforts and sacrifices will not go in vain. But every time there has been a ray of hope, it seems to flicker and die out without anything fruitful transpiring,” a NAG executive committee member said quoting the circular.

The pilot added, “It is time to seek for some answers, to humbly ask those who have the power to help us what the future may hold.”

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