In a fresh bid to resolve the 23-day-old impasse with its striking employees, the management of Kingfisher Airlines offered to pay three months salary before Diwali, but the talks ended inconclusively as employees accepted to refuse the offer.
THE KINGFISHER management has promised the employees to offer three months of salary in a staggered manner over October and November. But the employees refused to accept the offer, who are demanding a written assurance, saying that the management has earlier backtracked.
"We don't trust the management. We want to talk to Mallya. Where is he? We want to hear from him directly. The management has been fooling us till now. They are playing with our emotions and sentiments. I want Dr Mallya to meet us face to face, not through representatives or Internet or any other indirect means," said Satish Chandra Mishra, a Kingfisher employee, according to NNIS.
The Kingfisher Airlines has not paid the salaries to the employees for seven months now. And this was the first meeting after the Director General of Civil Aviation suspended the airline's flying license on Saturday. The DGCA is asking for a credible plan in terms of how would it carry on its forward operations.