Kingfisher Airline Employees Withdraw Agitation

Kingfisher Airline Employees Withdraw Agitation

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Asia Bizz: In some relief for the ailing Kingfisher Airlines, the employees have withdrawn their proposed agitation against Vijay Mallya on April 3, 2012. The employees of the airline had threatened to go on strike if their salaries and other dues were not paid by Tuesday.

The airline employees took the assurance of the chairman and finally decided not to go on strike. On April 3, 2012, the flight schedule of the airline remained normal. Just a day before, at least ten flights had to be cancelled after some members of the cabin crew, engineers, pilots and other staff did not report to work as a part of the protest.

An official from the airline said that the employees accepted the assurance that Mallya had given in his letter and decided that they would not go ahead with the ultimatum of their agitation. The decision to call back the protest was taken after Mallya had a meeting with a section of employees, which included the pilots and the engineers at his residence.

The Airline chief assured the employees that the salaries of the junior staff, including the pilots and engineers, will be paid by April 4, 2012. Mallya made the employees understand that the airline might face a cancellation of its flying permit if the flights were not operated.