Jet Airways crisis: Airline's domestic pilots body serves legal notice, sets 14 April deadline to clear salary dues

Jet Airways domestic pilots body, the National Aviators Guild (NAG) on Tuesday served a legal notice to the airline, setting 14 April deadline for the new management to clear their salary dues

Press Trust of India April 09, 2019 19:56:40 IST
Jet Airways crisis: Airline's domestic pilots body serves legal notice, sets 14 April deadline to clear salary dues
  • Jet Airways pilots along with engineers and senior executives have not been paid for the last three months

  • Along with these staff, the airline has defaulted on the payment of March salaries to other employees as well

  • Cash-drought in the airline that saw an ownership change last month with banks taking majority shares

Mumbai: Jet Airways domestic pilots body, the National Aviators Guild (NAG) on Tuesday served a legal notice to the airline, setting 14 April deadline for the new management to clear their salary dues.

Jet Airways pilots along with engineers and senior executives have not been paid for the last three months amid cash-drought in the airline that saw an ownership change last month with banks taking majority shares.

Jet Airways crisis Airlines domestic pilots body serves legal notice sets 14 April deadline to clear salary dues

Representational image. Reuters.

Along with these staff, the airline has defaulted on the payment of March salaries to other employees as well.

"My client (NAG) calls upon the management of Jet Airways to pay their outstanding salaries for January, February and March, by 14 April (and future salaries by the first of every month," NAG said in a legal notice.

"Failing which my client shall be constrained to resort to all constitutional and legal means available with them to ensure payment of their salaries," the notice stated.

The NAG claims to represent around 1,100 of the total 1,600 pilots of the carrier.

Late March, the guild had warned of a "no flying call" from 1 April over the delayed salaries, which they had deferred to 14 April.

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