Vijay Mallya-owned Kingfisher Airlines – which is grounded for the time being – received a hunger strike threat from its employees in India. Officials from the airline have asked them to wait until September 26, 2013, as the company is hoping for a positive response from the hearing on the winding up petition against the airline.


The winding up petition is expected to be heard by the Karnataka High Court on September 25, 2013 and the petition has been filed by six creditors to the company. Meanwhile, more than 100 city-based Kingfisher Airlines’ employees have warned that they will go on hunger strike from September 24, 2013, as they are asking for the payment of salaries which have not been paid in the last 14 months.

Kingfisher Airlines was grounded in October 2012. The annual general meeting of the airline is set to be held on Tuesday, September 24, 2013, in Bangalore. Sources have stated that the management of the company asked the employees to postpone their hunger strike until Thursday, September 26, 2013, as they are expecting a positive response from the hearing in the winding up petition.

The last salary which was received by the company’s employees was in April 2013, for July 2012. The turmoil has now been renewed for salary dues and the employees threatened to go on a hunger strike earlier in September 2013.

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