Guwahati, April 14, 2019:
Airlines giant Jet Airways, which has been on wind-down operations over the past weeks, has found itself in a deep crisis as nearly 1100 pilots belonging to the airlines’ body National Aviator’s Guild have decided to not fly from 10 am Monday to protest against the non-payment of salary.
The pilots along with engineers and senior management have not received their salaries for three months, whereas employees of other categories have not been paid for the month of March.
The debt-ridden Jet Airways’ pilots body which claims representation of around 1,100 pilots of the total 1,600 with the full-service carrier, had in late March called for no-flying from April 1 over the issue of unpaid salaries.
However, on March 31, the guild deferred the agitation to April 15, saying it wanted to give more time to the new management. But the body eventually decided to go ahead with the strike due to non-compliance.