edealinfo wrote:Spicejet makes hay while the sun shines by hiring ex Jet staff at substantially lower salaries
“SpiceJet is now hiring engineers and pilots at much lower pay than their current salaries at the financialy-troubled Jet. Industry sources told IANS that pilots from Jet Airways are being asked to take salary cuts of 25-30 per cent while engineers have been advised to settle at 50 per cent of their current pay package.“
Unless DGCA gives pilots a notice waiver (or) Jet voluntarily releases bond, SpiceJet cannot hire Jet Airways pilots.
9W definitely don't need all/any of these pilots, so it may release them voluntarily. Also, not saying DGCA is not drinking Spicey kool-aid, but that is the rule.
IMHO, SG pilots must be cringing if it is getting 16 new planes, MAX grounding gave them a breather from brutal rosters. They are not going to be happy.
Net beneficiaries of this fiasco are Vietnam and China, not India or Indian carrier.