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Jet Airways' pilots approach Labour Min on salary arrears

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The pilots' union of crisis-hit has approached the government flagging concerns about salary arrears, saying that the situation is leading to extreme tension and frustration, according to a letter.

The has been making delayed salary payment for the last few months and has also defaulted on loan repayments.

Against this backdrop, the (NAG) -- a grouping of over 1,000 pilots of -- has written to

In the letter, dated March 6, the grouping has raised concerns about persistent delay in salary payment of member pilots.

"This situation is leading to extreme tension and frustration amongst our members, hardly an ideal situation for pilots in the cockpit... All pleas to the management in this regard have fallen on deaf ears," the letter said.

A said it has not received any such communication.

The response came to a query regarding the pilots' union approaching the ministry regarding salary arrears.

"The company remains committed to meet its salary obligations towards its employees and clearing all pending dues," the said.

Jet Airways has been looking at various ways to raise funds amid acute liquidity crunch that has forced it to ground aircraft, cancel flights in large numbers, shutdown stations and delay salary payments to its pilots and engineers along with other senior staff.

On March 8, Jet Airways wrote to seeking an urgent funding of Rs 750 crore.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, March 15 2019. 21:50 IST