Salary delay: Jet Airways maintenance engineers seek DGCA intervention

Forum Gandhi Mumbai | Updated on March 19, 2019 Published on March 19, 2019

After pilots and ground staff, now engineers of Jet Airways have written a letter to authorities flagging irregularities in salary payments.

According to a letter written to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation by the Jet Aircraft Maintenance Engineers Welfare Association (JAMWA), the engineers have been facing issues of non-payment of salaries for the past seven months and three months of salaries is overdue.

The letter written by JAMWA, reviewed by BusinessLine, stated that the engineers had several meetings with the senior management of the airline and after numerous requests, the airline had given a schedule of payment in December 2018, which would clear dues in full, by the end of the financial year. However, their confidence in the management is now shaken and thus, requested the authorities to intervene.

JAMWA, in its letter, wrote: “It has been arduous for us to meet our financial requirements, result of which have adversely affected the physiological condition of the aircraft engineers at work and, therefore, the safety of aircraft flown by Jet Airways across India and the world is at risk.”

The letter was duly marked to the DGCA, the Ministry of Civil Aviation, and the Prime Minister.

The association, in a subsequent statement, said that there is no safety risk to flights as a result of their ordeal.

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Published on March 19, 2019
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