Interjet, the Mexican airline that grounded its planes nearly three years ago, is taking steps to compensate its employees who were adversely affected by the extended operational halt resulting from a labor dispute. Carlos del Valle, President, Interjet, made this announcement in a video shared on the company's social media channels.
"We have deposited an initial sum of MX$74 million (US$3.8 million)into a court account to begin the compensation process. What is significant is that over MX$3.0 billion will follow, ensuring that everyone receives their rightful payments," says Del Valle.
In a bid to facilitate the process, Del Valle summoned former Interjet employees to the Federal Conciliation and Arbitration Board. Those affected must present a valid voter ID and suitable identification confirming their employment with Interjet.
"We are actively overseeing this process and Interjet's corporate team will be present at the court premises to provide assistance with the payment procedures," says Del Valle.
This development follows Interjet's bankruptcy declaration in April 2023. The airline faced financial difficulties as it grappled with restructuring its debts with creditors, ultimately leading to the sale of assets.