Labour trouble brews in Jet Airways
A section of Jet technicians started a 'symbolic' protest by wearing black bands last Friday to protest the "management's proposed move to freeze wage hike over the next 2-3 years", sources among the agitators said here.
"Though we have signed the salary contract, the final date of payment has not been committed by the management. We have called a meeting of pilots in Delhi on February one to discuss the issue," a source said, adding this would be followed up by one in Mumbai a few days later.
When contacted, a Jet Airways spokesperson said the airline "has always adopted a conciliatory open door policy with all its staff including its technicians.
"In addition, a management team is in constant dialogue and discussions with the technicians, in explaining to them the commercial and other challenges given the present economic state of the global aviation industry at large and the airline in particular. This is expected to address the issues under discussion, but would also help resolve all future issues through this mechanism."
The spokesperson said "as a socially conscious corporate, the airline is aware of all its obligations. Jet Airways has always made salary disbursals as per a pre-determined schedule of dates, which are internally communicated to the