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Jet Airways mgmt presents its point of view to Labour dept

Amid continued stir by Jet Airways pilots, the management of the airlines today presented its point of view to the Labour department which is trying to bring about conciliation between the two sides.

delhi Updated: Sep 10, 2009 20:33 IST

Amid continued stir by Jet Airways pilots, the management of the airlines today presented its point of view to the Labour department which is trying to bring about conciliation between the two sides.

Saroj Dutta, Executive Director of Jet Airways, held an about three-hour-long meeting with Chief Labour Commissioner S K Mukhopadhyay, apprising him about the management's stand.

After the meeting, Dutta said the discussions remained inconclusive and would resume tomorrow.

He noted that nobody from the pilots' side had come for the meeting.

Both Jet Airways pilots and management had approached Joint Labour Commissioner in Mumbai and he is in the process of reconciliation.

Labour Minister Mallikarjun Kharge yesterday said when reconciliation was taking place, one should not go on strike. "But, unfortunately this has happened."

Dutta also said that there has been no direct meeting between management and striking pilots.

"We want that the matter is settled there itself (at Joint Commissioner level in Mumbai) otherwise if it is referred to us under the Industrial Disputes Act, it will take a lot of time," he added.