Pilots for India’s Jet Airways have staged a sick-out for the second day to protest the airline’s handling of pilot firings. The strike has crippled the airline, forcing the carrier to cancel 206 flights today, including more than 170 domestic trips. More than 400 pilots have called in sick to protest the sacking of 5 pilots by the airline.
The labor strife has caused significant problems for the airline, which is already on shaky financial ground. – domestic reservations have dropped by nearly half.
Jet has tried to cut expenses in the past by eliminating workers, but faced a major rebellion which caused the company to cancel plans to eliminate 1,900 staff members.
I wouldn’t be shocked if the 5 fired pilots are reinstated and everyone gets on with their life.