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Trade Union seeks grounding of Jet flights till it revokes sack order

Trade Union seeks grounding of Jet flights till it revokes sack order
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First Published: Wed, Oct 15 2008. 03 50 PM IST
Updated: Wed, Oct 15 2008. 03 50 PM IST
PTI
New Delhi: Terming the dismissal of 1,000 employees by Jet Airways as “illegal and atrocious”, CITU today sought Government’s intervention in the matter and said the all flights of the company should be grounded pending withdrawal of the order.
In a statement, CITU said it was surprising that the company resorted to such an action without consulting the ministry or any other tri-partite machinery.
“These dismissals are illegal and unwarranted...The CITU demands that the Labour Ministry to direct the company for immediate withdrawal of the these dismissal orders.
“The CITU further demands that pending such withdrawal of dismissal orders, government issue orders for grounding all flights of Jet Airways,” the statement said.
The CITU also said the decision was “atrocious and unheard” in the recent history of industrial relation in the country resorting to dismissal in a such a mass scale.
The Jet Airways has last night laid off up to 1,000 employees to rationalise its operations. The entire force of unconfirmed staff is being laid off on a 30-day compensation package, a top Jet Airways had official said.
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First Published: Wed, Oct 15 2008. 03 50 PM IST