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Jet Airways staff want Jaitley to intervene

Plead for at least a month’s salary

Employees of Jet Airways on Saturday met Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in New Delhi with an appeal that the airline be saved from permanent closure.

Accompanied by Maharashtra Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar, Jet Airways CEO Vinay Dube and CFO Amit Agarwal, the employees, comprising pilots, cabin crew, engineers and ground staff, handed over a letter highlighting the plight of employees in the wake of the airline temporarily suspending flight operations.

It was learnt that the employees appealed to Mr. Jaitley to ensure that at least a month’s salary is paid since many had EMIs to pay and families to support. Mr. Jaitley is said to have assured the employees that the bidding process would be carried out in a transparent and fair manner. Jet had suspended all operations temporarily on Wednesday with no money to fly and banks refusing to lend any more. This had left over 16,000 employees in the lurch.

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Printable version | Feb 21, 2020 12:54:09 PM | https://www.thehindu.com/business/Industry/jet-airways-staff-want-jaitley-to-intervene/article26899929.ece

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