Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Jet Airways pilots plan a ‘black band’ protest

The National Aviators Guild (NAG) the outfit representing pilots of Jet Airways, is planning a ‘black band’ protest from March 1.

According to a directive issued to its members, the NAG has asked them to send their March roster to their respective team leaders by February 27. The pilots’ body in a statement also said that the recent scenario has ‘forced’ (them) to take some simple measures to alleviate the huge levels of stress. Jet Airways has some 1800 pilots of which about 1600 pilots are associated with NAG. As a part of the protest, pilots associated with NAG will not accept extra flight duties beyond their roster.

Jet Airways has informed the NAG that the 4th tranche of 25 per cent of November salary along with 12.5 per cent of December salary amounting to 37.5 per cent of the salary in total will be processed on February 26. “The management was unable to give any further pay-out commitment,” the NAG added. This implied that about 87.5 per cent of December salary, full salary of January and February after the pay-out on February 26 is pending.

“We had a teleconference with the CEO and the promoter. He was not able to give clarity on the entire pay-out structure, primarily because he too does not have any clarity on the same. For how long can we request the pilots to support the management, they too have families to look after”, it added.
26/02/19 Forum Gandhi/Business Line

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