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Jet pilots to stick to roster hrs from Mar; ops to be hit

MUMBAI: Jet Airways' operations usually are hit from subsequent month with its pilots' union NAG deciding to adhere to the obligation roster from March 1 over non-payment of salaries, union sources stated on Monday. Members of the National Aviator's Guild will not fly over and above roster hours from March 1, they stated.

The Jet Airways control was not straight away to be had for a comment on the building.

However, earlier in the day, Jet Airways, a listed entity, had advised the inventory exchanges it is understanding a "mutually acceptable" arrangement to ensure that it turns into current on wage overdues.

The airline has been delaying salaries to its pilots in conjunction with engineers and senior control since final August.

"The union had a conference call with the management today evening over our salary dues. Though it said it will pay the balance 25 per cent of our November salary and another 12.5 per cent from December salary, it did not give any commitment on when will it clear the rest dues. It was not acceptable to us," stated a union supply.

"Therefore, we have decided not to cooperate with the management any more. We will strictly adhere to the duty roster and will not accept the last-minute changes in the schedule," the supply stated.

"This will have a direct bearing on the flight operations," he added.

He, however, clarified the pilots will not flooring any plane.

The main non-public airline had stated it is speaking to its key stakeholders to unravel the problem.

"We wish to state that the company is in dialogue with its key stakeholders, to enlist their full support and cooperation," the airline had stated in a clarification to the inventory exchanges.

In doing so, the corporate may be apprising them of the challenges confronted through the corporate, it stated, adding, "It is working out a mutually acceptable arrangement to ensure that the company becomes current on its salary overdues."

Last week, a section of pilots had reportedly warned the airline of non-cooperation from March 1 if the control didn't give a clarity on wage charge through February 25.

The Naresh Goyal-founded provider has 1,600 pilots, of which over 1,100 are unionised and represented through the NAG.

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