Jet Airways pilots' strike continues, as talks with management fail

Published: Friday, September 11, 2009, 21:36 [IST]
 

New Delhi, Sep.22 (ANI): The stalemate between the striking pilots of the Jet Airways and its management failed to come to an end even on the fourth day, as talks held between the two factions remained inconclusive on Friday.

The next round of discussion is expected to take place on Saturday in Mumbai, said television reports on Friday evening.

Conciliation talks between agitating Jet Airways pilots and the airline management were held in the national capital before the Chief Labour Commissioner to break the deadlock that has severely disrupted flights across the country.

Besides Chief Labour Commissioner S K Upadhyay, the talks were reportedly being attended by Jet executive director Saroj Dutta, CEO Hafiz Ali and head of operation Captain Mohan.

The pilots' body National Aviators Guild (NAG) was being represented by its president Captain Girish Kaushik and Captain Sam Thomas.

The pilots have maintained that they would not return to work until the management took back four colleagues who were sacked. Two of them were allegedly shown the door 45 days ago for forming a union - the National Aviators Guild (NAG) - while the other two were sacked as the protest action began.

The four-day strike has led to the cancellation of nearly 700 flights, costing hardships to over 28,000 passengers. (ANI)

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