Jet Airways pilots' strike which was to begin from April 15 deferred
New Delhi, Apr 14: The pilots of the cash-strapped Jet Airways who had been threatening to go on strike if their salaries are not paid, will hold a meeting on Monday before taking a final call on the strike.
It was earlier reported that they would stop flying from Monday, April 15. The pilots' salaries are pending from mid-December.
"There is a critical meeting tomorrow with airline management and SBI. In light of meeting, members have requested through their Team Leaders that call of No Pay No Work be deferred to give airline a chance of survival," Jet Airways' pilots body National Aviator's Guild told union Staff on Sunday, as per reports.
Earlier, a decision was reportedly taken by the Jet Airways' pilots body which is affiliated to National Aviator's Guild (NAG).
"As of today, we have not been paid for nearly three-and-a-half months and we don't know when we will be paid. So we have decided to go ahead with our call of no-flying from April 15. All 1,100 pilots of NAG will stop flying from 10 am Monday," said a Guild source as per a PTI report.
The NAG, which claims to represent around 1,100 of the 1,600 Jet Airways pilots, had earlier announced earlier that its members will not fly from April 1, unless their salary dues were cleared and clarity was provided on future payments by March 31. But later, they decided to deferred the agitation to April 15, saying it wanted to give more time to the new management.