Raj comes to rescue of Jet employees

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{image-crew_jei airways_15102008.jpg www.oneindia.com}Mumbai, Oct 15: Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) Chief Raj Thackeray has assured justice to the sacked employees of Jet Airways. "No Jet Airways flight would be allowed to take off from Mumbai if the airline does not reconsider its decision to terminate the services of nearly 1000 flight attendants", said Raj Thackrey.

MNS activists will meet Jet officials on Thursday, Oct 16 to discuss the issue.

Jet Airways on Wednesday, Oct 15 served termination notices to more than 850 cabin crew, pilots and probationers and Kingfisher, too, is likely to trim its staff strength from its present strength of 10,000 employees.

The Airways has stated that the company has plans of 700 more lay-offs. Speaking in a press conference on Wednesday, Oct 15 Wolfgang Prock Schauer, CEO Analyst said, "We want to save the company from crisis and sacking of employees is fair and justified. The sacked employees will be re-hired once the company gets stable".

The sacked employees claim they got their termination letters on Tuesday, Oct 14 and add that the letter does not mention any compensation. Some say they were not even sent any letters, but were verbally told that their services had been terminated. "It will hamper our career and it will hamper our future. If they (Jet) were planning to terminate us then why did they recruit us," said a female employee who lost her job.

"We don't know anything right now. We came here just for this (termination letter). They are saying that we have been terminated but why we don't know," another employee added.

Anger at the sudden dismissal was evident amongst the employees. "No one can understand how we are feeling. They destroyed everything in just a day. What do they think of themselves?" an executive said. Her colleague echoed the sentiment. "Without any notice they have just did this. My friend messaged and she told me that we have all been terminated."


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