Mumbai: Ground staff of Jet Airways demonstrated at Mumbai Airport on Friday. They said, “We are not holding a protest, we just want to know about our salaries. We have not received our salary. We’re facing a lot of problem in our day to day life. We want clarity as to what is happening in the management.”
A report said at least two more such protests were planned in Delhi; a human chain at T3 of IGI Airport and another march from Jantar Mantar to India Gate.
Meanwhile, Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu had directed Civil Aviation Secretary Pradeep Singh Kharola to take necessary steps to minimise passenger inconvenience and ensure their safety.
On Thursday, Jet Airways had grounded its services to and from the East and Northeast regions. The cash-strapped airline has been operating with less than 10 planes.
“Directed Secretary MoCA to review issues related to Jet Airways. Asked him to take necessary steps to minimise passenger inconvenience and ensure their safety,” Prabhu tweeted in the morning.
Earlier in the week, the Jet board reviewed the situation and asked the management to ‘impress’ on the lenders to make good their promise. “The stake sale process is on and even if the right bidder is found offering the right price, the process will take at least 3 -4 months to reach its logical conclusion. There is no way the airline can run for that long and wait for the new owner to pump in funds,” said a person in the know.