Pilots union of Jet Airways has sought the central government's interference to recover pending salaries and dues from the airline.
In a letter addressed to Union Labour Minister Santosh Gangwar, National Aviators Guild (NAG) which represents the majority of Jet Airways' pilots, demanded that the airline immediately pays their outstanding salaries and allowances till date with interest.
"This situation is leading to extreme tension and frustration amongst our members, hardly an ideal situation for pilots in the cockpit. Monthly EMIs have to be met, school and college fees paid, along with medical bills of ageing parents, etc," said NAG general secretary Captain Tej Sood in the letter.
NAG has demanded that Jet Airways pay to the member pilots the "arrears of salary (inclusive of all allowances) due to date and pay interest thereon at commercial rate from the date due till realisation and hereinafter pay the full salary (inclusive of all allowances)on the 1st day of every month) and for any salaries paid after the said due date, pay interest thereon at commercial rate from the date due till realisation."