Saturday, July 22, 2017

Jet Airways junior pilots face 30 pc pay cut as company asks them to take 10 days off every month

New Delhi: Jet Airways has asked many of its junior pilots to take 10 days off every month, a move that will result in up to 30 per cent pay cut, as part of cost

saving measures, sources said. In a letter sent out to many junior pilots, the airline said the decision is aimed at "balancing our cost structure," and those not agreeing to the revised terms have been asked to revert by July 31.

"As an interim measure, we shall be offering you a Lifestyle Work Pattern which entails 10 days block off per month with the appropriate remuneration... This will be effective from August 1, 2017," as per the letter seen by PTI. Sources said the proposed arrangement would mean that a junior pilot would face up to 30 per cent reduction in salaries. The move is likely to impact more than 200 such pilots.

The National Aviator's Guild (NAG), a union of Jet Airways pilots, would be taking up the matter with the management soon, sources added.

"Certain developments in the market, including that of the Gulf region, as well as our continued efforts to enhance internal efficiencies, have resulted in the review of our network, fleet and crew utilisation," a Jet Airways spokesperson said.
21/07/17 PTI/India Tv

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