Over the weekend, it seems that management and the pilots came to some form of agreement, and so far the pilots have stopped getting mysterious illnesses. Management says there won't be a union, but an "internal committee", which sounds nowhere near as good as a union, does it? We have a funny feeling the story won't end here; in the meantime, if you're booked on Jet Airways, check ahead to see how your pilot's feeling.
Half Of Jet Airways' Pilots Call In Sick, Attempt To Form Union
India's third largest airline Jet Airways has been going through some troubled times lately. From selling off planes to fight economic woes and having to cut prices by 40% to try and get some more passengers on board, they have drawn the short straw in terms of airline luck this year.
Now their latest drama has involved a sustained campaign by pilots to call in sick. From last Tuesday, more than half of the airline's pilots said they were unable to fly due to illnesstheir version of striking, since the rules forbid them from striking without giving management sufficient advance warning. The reason for the "strike" is that four pilots were sacked after asking the management to recognize the union they'd formed.