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Jet Airways toughens stand, sacks three 'sick' pilots

Taking a tough stand, Jet Airways today sacked three more pilots while talks between the management and the agitating employees are yet to take place. The government has asked the airline to sort out the issue, as 400 of its pilots went on mass "sick leave".

india Updated: Sep 08, 2009 23:40 IST

Taking a tough stand, Jet Airways on Tuesday sacked three more pilots while talks between the management and the agitating employees are yet to take place.

Earlier in the day, the government had asked the airline to sort out the issue, as 400 of its pilots went on mass "sick leave", so that passengers were not put to inconvenience.

The mass sick leave was to push for reinstatement of two pilots sacked earlier by the airline.

The move by the pilots led to cancellation of nearly 200 flights and chaos at airports. Over 20,000 passengers, including hundreds of foreign visitors, were stranded.

Civil Aviation Secretary M. Madhavan Nambiar told reporters that the government "could only facilitate the issue", but "it has to be sorted out between the airline management nad the agitating pilots".