New Delhi, Oct.23: Pilots and engineers based in New Delhi, Bangalore and Chennai on Tuesday rejected Kingfisher Airlines’ three-month salary offer before Diwali.
However, a majority of pilots and engineers in Mumbai have accepted the offer.
Meanwhile, Union Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh has refused to intervene in the Kingfisher Airlines crisis, saying that Kingfisher is a privately-owned company and the government has no role to play. He also said that settling the salary issue was no guarantee to allow Kingfisher to fly again.
“They have to give a very sound plan to the government that they can pay taxes and their dues,” Singh said.
Kingfisher’s efforts to resolve their crisis has come unstuck after it’s 6,000 plus employees refused the management’s offer of three months’ salary before Diwali.
They described it as an an eyewash and demanded that airline chairman Vijay Mallya come forward for negotiations. (ANI)