Cargo movement at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA) has taken a hit since Monday night as Jet Airways cargo staff is protesting against the company’s alleged ‘unfair trade practices’.
Hundreds of cargo employees are stationed outside the cargo section at the domestic terminal, led by the All India Jet Airways Officers and Employees Union.
Protestors allege that the company has not given them any raises since two years and have ‘tricked’ new employees into forming another union to dilute the simmering discontent.
“Around 500 employees were promised hikes by signing up for a new union. But nobody has got a raise since two years. Moreover, women employees are not always provided with cars to be dropped home after night shift and on several occasions, sick employees are forced to come to work citing staff crunch,” said one of the union members, who did not wish to be named. “We have complained against the company to the labour commissioner as well.”