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HC cracks the whip, issues contempt notice against 'sick' Jet pilots

The Bombay High Court on Wednesday issued a contempt notice to the pilots' union of Jet Airways for continuing the strike despite an earlier order restraining them. Jet's lawyer had argued that going on sick leave in such a way was tantamount to strike.

mumbai Updated: Sep 09, 2009, 21:18 IST
PTI

The Bombay High Court on Wednesday issued a contempt notice to the pilots' union of Jet Airways for continuing the strike despite an earlier order restraining them.

The contempt notice was issued by Justice Dhananjay Chandrachud who sought a reply by September 14 on a petition by the airline.

A division bench of Chief Justice Swatanter Kumar and Justice A M Khanwilkar on Tuesday had restrained the pilots' union from continuing the strike.

Jet had moved the court after the pilots proceeded on sick leave en mass on September 7 to protest sacking of two of their colleagues.

Jet's lawyer had argued that going on sick leave in such a way was tantamount to strike.

Jet's contention is that pilots cannot go on strike when conciliation proceedings are underway under the provisions of Industrial Disputes Act.

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