Services of only two pilots terminated: Jet Airways


"We have taken disciplinary action against two pilots yesterday and other than that no pilot has been sacked," a Jet Airways spokesperson said, clarifying media reports in this regard.

Earlier, sources had said that Jet had terminated services of five more pilots on Wednesday after they went on mass sick leave yesterday.

So far, disciplinary action has been taken against four pilots, including two in the month of August.

The pilots had called for a strike on August 7 demanding reinstatement of the two sacked colleagues. The matter was then referred to the Regional Labour Commissioner (RLC) for conciliation.

The Commissioner called a conciliatory meeting on August 31 advising both Jet Airways and pilots to adhere to the Industrial Dispute Act of 1947.

Jet cannot terminate the services of any pilot and the pilot cannot go on a strike as long as the matter was under conciliation, the RLC had said at that time.

The pilots withdrew their strike call on September 7 but went on mass sick leave to protest the sacking.

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