After GoAir & Vistara, Spicejet to send staff on rotational leave without pay

With the nation under lockdown, domestic and international flights have been grounded since March 25.

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As the coronavirus outbreak cripples the travel and tourism business in India and worldwide, low-cost airline, Spicejet is sending its employees on temporary rotational leave, without pay.

This decision will impact employees whose earnings are above Rs 50,000 and it will continue to be in effect for the next three months.  For the month of April, the salaries will be dispersed as per  their working days.

Spicejet had suspended operation of its commercial flights since March 25, after the lockdown was announced.

Last month, low-cost airline, GoAir, sent almost 35 percent of its employees on temporary rotational leave without pay. The percentage varies for support staff and expats.

Few days ago, full service carrier, Vistara, had sent its senior employees on compulsory leave without pay for up to three days between April 1 and April 14.

The suspension of domestic and international flights was extended till May 3, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared that the citizens would probably have to stay indoors till then for their own safety and well being.

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