Jet Airways pilots' union to meet management members today
Jet Airways pilots' union, National Aviator's Guild, is likely to hold talks with the airline management on Thursday on the issue of steep reduction in the salaries of junior trainee pilots.
The Guild, which represents more than 1,000 Indian pilots of Jet Airways, will also raise the issue of disciplinary action against number of non-management pilots, a source close to the development said here.
"The management is meeting us on Thursday in Mumbai to discuss various issues including the issue of 30 per cent cut in the salaries of junior trainee pilots," the source said.
The Naresh Goyal-owned airline last month asked its junior pilots to take 10 days off every month (which implied 30 per cent salary cut) as part of cost-saving measures. In a letter sent to the junior pilots, the airline said the decision was aimed at "balancing our cost structure." The number of junior trainee pilots working with the airline is over 200.