Jet Airways CEO doesn’t known when employees will be paid

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Jet Airways employees protest

NVO News Desk,

Jet Airways’ employees are finding them between a hard rock and the deep sea. There is no one ready to listen to their woes and solve their problems. The company that has stopped all the flights, both local and international, has not paid its employees for many months.

All their pleas are falling on deaf ears. Mind you, Jet Airways is not a small company. It employs as many as 23,000 employees including hundreds of pilots. Now all of them stand unemployed, and without anything to fall back on.

In the meantime, troubled company’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Vinay Dube told the hassled employees that banks will be unable to make salary commitments to its employees till the completion of the bidding process. A report by the Reuters says that in a letter to its employees, Dube said that “banks are unable to make any salary commitments, if at all, until after bidding process is complete”. He added that no clarity or commitment on salaries has been provided by any of the company’s stakeholders.

Jet Airways employees protest, Photo credit Indian Express

The letter further says, “While on the one hand, we are being told to preserve the value of Jet Airways during the bid process, on the other hand, with no salary payment, some of our colleague have no choice but to find employment elsewhere”.

The company’s employees, many of whom are facing penury due to the non payment of their salaries, had planned to hold a peace walk towards the venue of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s election rally at the BKC area in Mumbai, however, it was cancelled at the last minute on request from the police and the state government.

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