Union threatens industrial action over the issue of Jet Airways

MUMBAI: Even Like Now Grounded Jet Airways Completes His 26th Birthday, Shiv Sena Affiliate Bharatiya Kamgar Sena Has Threatened Industrial Action In The Mumbai Airport If Airline Employees Don't Pay Their Due Salary.

According to the union, the financial plight of Jet's employees has forced it to stage a protest at the Mumbai Airport starting Monday.

" Note: Looking At The Woos Van Jet Airways Employees , our members employed at Mumbai Airport are extremely agitated and if no justice done to these employees, may resort to industrial action on their own accord and will lead to adverse impact on the Aviation Industry Said Suryakant Mahadik, President Of Bharatiya Kamgar Sena, In A Letter To Senior Union Ministers.

Currently, The Airline's Employees, Lessors And Vendors Face Daunting Financial Challenges Due To Non-payment Or Salaries And Dues.

"Over the last few months all of us are silent spectators of the suffering of Jet Airways Employees . All of them have not been paid their salaries by M/s Jet Airways for 2 to 6 months," the letter read.

" To Add Their Miseries, With Effect From May 1, 2019 Their Mediclaim Facilities Have Also Been Withdrawn With Option Given To Them To Take Personal Mediclaim."

At Present, The Fate Of The Airline Formed On May 5, 1993 Hangs In Balance, As Domestic Lenders Have Called For Binding Bids From Potential Investors By May 10 To Sell A Sizeable Stake In The Company.

Last Month, Jet Was Forced To Announce A Temporary Suspension Of All Flight Services As It Was Unable To Maintain Minimum Operations.

Prior To Temporarily Suspending All Flight Services, Jet Had Already Folded Up Most Of Its Operations Due To Grounding Or Around 90 Per Cent Or Its Fleet By Lessors, As Its Consortium Or Lenders Refused To Extend Loans To The Airline.