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Jet takes action against five more pilots

Jet Airways took disciplinary action against five more pilots after they went on mass sick leave to protest sacking of their two senior colleagues, airline sources said.

autos Updated: Sep 09, 2009 11:03 IST

Jet Airways on Wednesday took disciplinary action against five more pilots after they went on mass sick leave to protest sacking of their two senior colleagues, airline sources said.

The airline has taken disciplinary action against a total of eight pilots since the strike began on Tuesday.

However, Jet Airways spokesperson was not available for comment.

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.