Monday, September 27, 2021

Jet Airways staff approaches labour dept over non-payment of gratuity

Mumbai: A grouping of Jet Airways staff has urged the labour department to initiate steps to "summon" the management of the erstwhile Jet Airways, including former Chairman Naresh Goyal over the non-payment of gratuity and some salary arrears, among others.

In a letter to the Deputy Chief Labour Commissioner, Jet Airways Officers and Staff Association also requested for calling the Monitoring Committee, which is handling the matter for the winning bidder, the Jalan-Kalrock consortium, and pass a suitable order on the issue.

On June 22, the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) approved the consortium's resolution plan for grounded Jet Airways, subject to certain conditions.

A seven-member Monitoring Committee has also been formed to manage the day-to-day affairs of Jet Airways till insolvency resolution process is complete.

The consortium has already announced that Jet Airways 2.0 will restart domestic operations by the first quarter of 2022 and short haul international flights by the last quarter of the next year.

The first flight of Jet Airways would be on Delhi-Mumbai route, it announced earlier this month, adding that the airline would now be headquartered in Delhi instead of Mumbai.

The Association, headed by Kiran Pawaskar, had earlier held a meeting with the Deputy Chief Labour Commissioner as well as Regional Labour Commissioner Mumbai as well as on the matter of the legitimate dues of its members, who have been affected by the grounding of the carrier nearly two and-a-half year ago.

The NCLT order, which is public now, provides for a very microscopic settlement for employees, which is pegged at Rs 52 crore. Many of the union of the employer had made applications to the NCLT for being made aware of the Resolution Plan through Intervention Application, the Association said in the letter, the copy of which have been market to Goyal, Jet Airways Management Committee's Authorised Representative, Ashish Chhawcharria.

27/09/21 PTI/Business Standard

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