Jet flights cancelled as pilots go on mass leave

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New Delhi, Sep 8: At least 10 flights of Jet Airways and its subsidiary out of Delhi were cancelled as large number of pilots stayed away from work in protest against sacking of two of their colleagues on Tuesday, Sep 8.

Sources said a section of pilots, who were restored for flying duties on Tuesday, Sep 8, have gone on mass sick leave since midnight in protest against the termination of two senior pilots.

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In a press statement Jet Airways said a section of pilots have resorted to a simulated strike by reporting sick.

"This organised activity is a planned sabotage of operations that will damage the airline's operations and inconvenience the travelling public," the statement said.

National Aviators Guild (NAG), the pilots union of Jet Airways, on Monday, Sep 7, had called off its proposed strike against the management's sacking of two senior pilots.

"Jet Airways is taking all steps to minimise the inconvenience to its guests. The airline will make all efforts to operate the maximum number of flights," the statement said.

Jet Airways had last month terminated the services of two of its senior most pilots, saying, "Their services were not required" after the duo along with others formed a trade union body in the company.

However, we will try to accommodate our guests on alternate flights as some flights may have to be combined or cancelled, it added.

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