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JAL pilots subject to dismissal threaten to file lawsuits

14-Dec-2010 10:58 AM

Japan Airlines pilots who have received dismissal notifications have reportedly threatened to file lawsuits unless the company withdraws the notifications (Kyodo News, 14-Dec-2010). JAL will dismiss 94 pilot positions by the end of 2010 as its voluntary retirement programme has failed to achieve a job reduction target. They include those who have been off duty due to illness beyond a certain period of time and are captains who are 55 years old or older and copilots who are 48 years old or older.