Services of only two pilots terminated: Jet Airways
Jet Airways today said it has terminated the services of only two pilots and that no other pilot has been sacked.india Updated: Sep 09, 2009 16:37 IST
Jet Airways on Wednesday said it has terminated the services of only two pilots and that no other pilot has been sacked.
"We have taken disciplinary action against two pilots on Tuesday and other than that no pilot has been sacked," a Jet Airways spokesperson told PTI, clarifying media reports in this regard.
Earlier, sources had said that Jet had terminated services of five more pilots today after they went on mass sick leave on Tuesday.
So far, disciplinary action has been taken against four pilots, including two in the month of August.
The pilots had called for a strike on August 7 demanding reinstatement of the two sacked colleagues. The matter was then referred to the Regional Labour Commissioner (RLC) for conciliation.
The Commissioner called a conciliatory meeting on August 31 advising both Jet Airways and pilots to adhere to the Industrial Dispute Act of 1947.
Jet cannot terminate the services of any pilot and the pilot cannot go on a strike as long as the matter was under conciliation, the RLC had said at that time.
The pilots withdrew their strike call on September 7 but went on mass sick leave to protest the sacking.