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Do not cancel passes of Jet airport staff: RLC to Civil Aviation Ministry

Forum Gandhi Mumbai | Updated on May 14, 2019 Published on May 14, 2019

The Regional Labour Commissioner (RLC) has advised the Civil Aviation Ministry and the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security to not cancel any airport passes of Jet Airways’ employees.

On the basis of a complaint filed by Bhartiya Kamgar Sena, a Shiva Sena-affiliated union, the RLC had called a meeting on Monday.

While no representatives from the Civil Aviation Ministry were available, the hearing was attended by Vinay Dube, CEO of Jet Airways, along with other management staff and representatives of the union.

The union had demanded that the Central government issue a directive to State Bank of India — the lead lender to Jet Airways — to release the promised ₹1,500 crore of interim funding, besides clearing the salary and and PF dues.

Also read: The Jet Airways crisis

The union had also requested that SBI be made a party to the dispute.

The RLC advised the Ministry of Civil Aviation to not cancel passes of employees who work at the airport and “adhere to the provisions of Section 33 of the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947.”

The RLC also advised the management “to arrange for payment of pending dues to employees of all categories of Jet Airways.” The next hearing will take place on May 28.

Last week, BusinessLine had reported that a complaint has been filed by the All India Jet Airways Staff and Officers Association and the National Aviators Guild as well.

The All India Jet Airways Officers and Staff Association’s second hearing is scheduled for May 15.

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Published on May 14, 2019
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