Thursday, 25 October 2012

Kingfisher employees accept deal, resume work: CEO

Kingfisher employees accept deal, resume work: CEO
Clean Media Correspondent

New Delhi, Oct 25 (CMC) Employees of grounded Kingfisher Airlines have agreed to return to work, the embattled carrier's chief executive said on Thursday after a meeting with staff, who have not received their salaries since March. "All employees have agreed to resume duty right now. They are on duty as we speak 

... We are all in this together and looking forward to getting the airline going in the next few weeks," CEO Sanjay Aggarwal told reporters.
The airline, which has been grounded since the start of the month, still must convince the aviation regulator to reinstate its licence, which has been suspended.

Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh said this morning the airline's problems were not limited to salaries. "Salary is a big issue and the employees should be paid. But the bigger issue than that is their fiscal assurance to the DGCA (the aviation regulator). They have lot of outstandings to the Airports Authority (of India), to companies, to lessors, so its not just a question of salaries to the employees," he said .

The cash-strapped airline had stopped selling tickets on its website through October 20 as it tried to persuade pilots and engineers to return to work