Jet Airways cancels 14 flights as pilots report ‘sick’ over non-payment of salaries

Jet Airways cancels 14 flights as pilots report 'sick' over non-payment of salaries
The airlines said the passengers of the affected flights were duly informed about their flight status via SMS alerts and they have been re-accommodated or compensated. (Representational Image)

Jet Airways cancelled at least 14 flights to various destinations on Sunday after some of its pilots reported “sick” over non-payment of their dues, sources said.

The loss-making non-public carrier has been defaulting on wage disbursement to its senior management in conjunction with pilots and engineer since August thanks to severe money crunch.

The airline has partly paid to those workers for September whereas the complete salaries of October and November conjointly stay unpaid.

“At least fourteen flights are off to date thanks to some pilot news sick. They are protestant against non-payment of wage, dues and the indifferent attitude of the National Aviator’s Guild (NAG) in taking up the issue with the management,” the source said.

The NAG is a domestic pilot’s body of Jet Airways, representing over 1,000 pilots.

The airline same Associate in Nursing exceedingly in a very} statement the flights were off thanks to an “unforeseen operational circumstance, and not pilot non-cooperation”. It, however, failed to provide the number of flights off.

Another supply same, “Some of the pilots have also written to airline chairman Naresh Goyal, stating that they are unwilling to work in this manner.”

Jet Airways same the passengers of the affected flights were punctually knowing concerning their flight standing via SMS alerts and that they are re-accommodated or paid.

“The company continues to fancy the entire support and cooperation of all its staff, including pilots and engineers, individually and through their respective representative bodies, who have extended their solidarity and full support to the airline,” the airline stated

The management is in regular dialogue with the pilots and other teams to discuss and resolve ongoing issues including disbursement of salaries, it added.

“As explicit earlier, Jet Airways is committed to fulfilling its obligations and has been more and more addressing this issue with the staff,” it said.

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