Aviation employees' union threatens boycott of Jet Airways
Aviation Industry Employees' Guild, the largest organised aviation trade union in the country, today said it would boycott Jet Airways across all major airports to protest its decision to sack 1900 employees.india Updated: Oct 16, 2008 19:43 IST
Aviation Industry Employees' Guild, the largest organised aviation trade union in the country, on Thursday said it would boycott Jet Airways across all major airports to protest its decision to sack 1900 employees.
"The Guild will do all possible to ensure that these (sacked) employees get justice and failing which we will ensure boycott of Jet Airways in all the major airports across the country and the world by enlisting support of global transport unions," Guild's Secretary V J Deka said in a statement.
The body felt that these workers have been made "scapegoat at the altar of crass commercialisation" where profit and bottom lines precede all other consideration.
Meanwhile, Airports Authority Employees Union also came in support of the retrenched employees of Naresh Goyal-led airline. General Secretary of the Union M K Ghoshal said the Union may do something in solidarity for the Jet workers.
He added that: "Private carriers have been saying that they are suffering a loss of Rs 14 crore a day. Cost on the employees must be around only Rs 4 crore. They are saying all this to get some relief from the government. If the government is granting them a bailout, it should take into account the entire sector, including the AAI".