Jet seals wage pact with ground staff, gives hike up to Rs 18K
"Besides, other allowances such as the one for night shift, service pay for those completing 15 and 10 years respectively, meal allowance etc have also been hiked substantially, giving a total hike to these employees in the range of Rs 10,500-18,000 per month," sources said.
The last time Jet signed a wage revision with employees was in 2010 for three years - FY 11-13 - but it failed to meet the obligation, citing recession in the industry and only gave an adhoc hike of Rs 3,500 a month, they said.
"The arrears arising out of the wage revision for April 2012-January 2013 will be paid in two tranches next fiscal. But, the company will not pay any arrears for the April 2011 - March 2012 period, as it had already given an interim hike of Rs 3,500 per month at that time," the leader said.
Meanwhile, the airline's technicians who were on a symbolic protest by sporting black bands against management's proposal to freeze wage hikes for the next three years, have called off their agitation and agreed to come on to the negotiation table on February 7, he added.
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