New Delhi: Faced with the prospect of job loss, the employees of grounded Jet Airways knocked on the doors of government for helping to save the airline.
The airline staff from across various departments took out a march on Tuesday in front of Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan that houses the Civil Aviation Ministry. The employees hope the government will take note of their situation and act to protect jobs.
Facing severe liquidity crisis, Jet Airways suspended all its operations on April 17 leaving its almost 22,000 employees in the lurch. With the financial health of the airline worsening since then and the SBI-led lenders yet to rope in a buyer, the carrier has seen a mass exodus of employees especially engineers and pilots.
A Jet Airways insider now estimates that the staff strength of the airline could have come down by half in over one month. (IANS)
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