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Kingfisher employees waiting for salary

Resentment is brewing in a section of Kingfisher Airlines employees over the non-payment of dues despite its chairman Vijay Mallya's 'assurance' of remitting January salaries by 15 May. Last month around 200 airlines engineers had struck work over the non-payment of salary.

'The airline has paid January salary to most of its pilots. However, none of the engineers have yet been paid,' airlines sources said.

A substantial number of ground staff is also yet to receive their January salaries.

'The management intentions are questionable. It seems to be working on 'divide and rule' policy by paying to a section of its staff while leaving out other employees,' they alleged, adding that it looks as if it has tried to preempt any move by the staff to take on the management jointly on the long pending salary dues.

Mallya said in his 5 May communication to the employees that the airline will start remitting January salaries from 9 May onwards.

A section of its pilots started reporting sick leading to cancellation of several flights. But the striking pilots called-off their agitation after some tough talk by Mallya in his 10 May email communication to the employees.
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