Jet Airways Employees Seek Interim Financial Relief
File photograph of airline staff hold placards during a protest organized by Jet Airways India Ltd. employees at Jantar Mantar in Delhi. (Photographer: Anindito Mukherjee/Bloomberg)

Jet Airways Employees Seek Interim Financial Relief

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Scores of Jet Airways (India) Ltd. employees on Tuesday gathered in the national capital and sought an interim financial assistance till completion of the insolvency resolution process.

The cash-strapped carrier stopped flying on April 17 as it ran out of money for daily operations.

An employees’ consortium has demanded that the Committee of Creditors should look at providing one month’s salary as interim financial assistance.

The consortium represents around 9,000 employees, including pilots, engineers and cabin crew, according to AK Mohanty, a representative of the consortium.

Mohanty said one month’s salary should be released to existing employees of Jet Airways for their “basic survival”.

Also read: Jet Airways Admitted To Insolvency By NCLT 

The resolution process should be fast-tracked and operations should be restarted at the earliest. There shouldn’t be liquidation, he added.

Most of the employees, who gathered at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi, were clad in the airline’s uniform.

Also read: Employee Consortium, AdiGroup To Bid For 75% Of Jet Airways At NCLT

The deadline for submission of initial bids under the insolvency resolution process ends on Aug. 10.

In a filing to stock exchanges on Saturday, the airline said the last date for submitting Expressions of Interest has been extended on the basis of requests received from prima facie credible interested resolution applicants for some additional time.

An insolvency professional is managing the affairs of Jet Airways under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code.

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