• search
For Kolkata Updates
Allow Notification  

Jet pilots decide to skip work for 2nd day

By Super Admin
|

New Delhi, Sep 9: Jet Airways pilots have decided to skip work for the second day on Wednesday, Sep 9 after the airlines' management failed to bring back the agitating employees at work.

The airlines cancelled at least 35 flights across the country scheduled for Wednesday, an official said.

Expressing anguish and concern airlines chairman Naresh Goyal told a private TV channel late on Tuesday, Sep 8, that the pilots have held the airline and the country to ransom.

He said, "They have misled us. They had told us Monday, Sep 7, that they would not go on strike. These pilots were on roster but they had called in sick at the last moment.

"We had sent doctors to their homes but some of them did not allow doctors to enter their houses. We would take action as per the company rules," Goyal said.

Meanwhile, taking a tough stand, Jet Airways on Tuesday, Sep 7, sacked three more pilots.

The move by the pilots led to cancellation of nearly 200 flights and chaos at airports. Over 20,000 passengers, including hundreds of foreign visitors, were stranded.

Flights out of Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore and Chennai were in a shambles as a result of the strike.

OneIndia News

For Daily Alerts

For Breaking News from Oneindia
Get instant news updates throughout the day.

Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Done
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X
X
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more