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Jet Airways pilots union calls off strike

business Updated: Sep 07, 2009 23:18 IST

National Aviator's Guild (NAG), the pilots union of Jet Airways, today withdrew its proposed strike from midnight called to protest dismissal of two senior pilots.

"We have withdrawn our proposed strike (from midnight)," NAG President, Girish Kaushik, told reporters in Mumbai.

The union, which claims a representation of over 650 of the over 1,000 pilots in Jet Airways, had given a strike call from midnight today to protest against the sacking of two senior pilots.

Earlier in the day, NAG held a seven-hour long meeting to discuss the issue and in the interregnum Kaushik went to meet the Jet Airways management.

Jet Airways had last month terminated the services of two of its senior-most pilots, saying "their services were not required" after the two pilots, along with others, formed a trade union body in the company.

The union has termed the sacking "an act of vendetta" and demanded their reinstatement.