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Authorities take up pilots' strike notice: Jet

india Updated: Aug 25, 2009 16:14 IST

The Regional Labour Commissioner (Central Region) has decided to mediate between Jet Airways and its pilots who have issued a strike notice to protest the airline's decision of not reinstating two terminated employees.

The National Aviators Guild, the newly formed union of Jet Airways pilots, had issued a notice to the carrier to go on an indefinite strike from midnight of September 7 to protest sacking of two of their colleagues.

"This notice has been taken up for conciliation by the Regional Labour Commissioner (Central)...Jet Airways assures its guests that appropriate action will be taken to ensure that there is no disruption in its operations," the airline said in a statement on Tuesday.

The Guild claims the support of around 650 pilots in the company.

Jet had sacked two of its senior pilots, Capt Sam Thomas and Capt Balaraman, through an e-mail saying that their services were not required.

The pilots, however, claim that they were laid-off as the two were instrumental in forming the pilots union of the airline.