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Jet stalemate ends, pilots to resume work

india Updated: Sep 11, 2009 12:57 IST
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After 3 days of turbulence and uncertainty, the jet impasse has finally ended with the pilots agreeing to resume work as the management has agreed to take back its sacked pilots. The decision was taken a short while ago at the meeting held between the Jet management and the pilots' union in the presence of the chief labour commissioner in New Delhi.

The management and the striking pilots had drafted a resolution on Thursday night to end the deadlock. The pilots' demands included the reinstatement of their four sacked colleagues and the official recognition of the National Aviators Guild (NAG).

The management had sacked four of its pilots on Monday for joining the new formed . In protest, around 432 out of its 760 pilots went on a massive "sick leave" disrupting more than 400 flights for more than three days and causing much inconvenience to over 28,000 passsengers.

The management have insisted that the "sick" pilots should provide proper medical certificates. The ground staff of the airline on Thursday appealed to the striking pilots to return to work, as it was jeorpardising their future.

Meanwhile, a contempt petition has been filed against the striking pilots for defying the Bombay High Court ruling asking them not to halt work.