'Sick' pilots want sacked pilots back

'Sick' pilots want sacked pilots back

Hours after the Jet management addressed a news conference, the defiant NAG called a press conference here on Wednesday to put forth their point of view and defended the 'sick leave' action launched by union members.

The NAG's chief complaint is the Jet management's refusal to recognise the union, and also its refusal to reinstate the two sacked pilots, who were on the forefront of forming the union.

"We won't dissolve the union as it's our Constitutional right," said Captain Sam Thomas, one of the sacked pilots.

Another pilot, Captain Suheil Jain, who reported sick on Tuesday but was looking fit and fine at Wednesday's news conference, said he was having stomach problem for the past four days and that was why he had gone on sick leave.

He and his other agitating colleagues made it absolutely clear that their fellow pilots were sacked by the management "without any reason," and resolved to continue their "sick leave" action if their demands are not met.