Guwahati, April 22, 2019
Nearly 100 Assamese people, who were employed with Jet Airways, have lost their jobs after the fall of the airlines company, which was the second largest airlines company in the country after IndiGO. The last Jet flight flew from Amritsar to Mumbai on April 18th, 2019.
“From Assam, there are ninety of us working in various departments including Ground staff, security personnel, security staff, loaders, engineers, drivers, and cleaners lost jobs. Now, we are in serious trouble thinking about our families,” an employee Dhiren Das said who has worked for the company for almost two decades.
It may be mentioned that the company is under a debt of Rs 8,500 crore. The lenders aren’t ready to loan them any more money to bail out the airline.
The All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC) has asked the government to absorb Jet Airways’ employees. Jet Airways had a staff strength of over 16,000. “AITUC demands that the concerned employees be absorbed suitably in government jobs,” the trade union said in a statement released on April 22nd, 2019.
The organization further added as the Business Today quoted, “Government, banks and various other airlines are talking about anything and everything except continuing employment of these employees. This is “ease of doing business” – nobody considers the liability of the employees, least of all the central government under Modi.”