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Kingfisher Airlines' CEO to meet employees in Delhi today, staff set to gherao F1 track

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Oct 25, 2012 at 11:31am IST

New Delhi: Kingfisher Airlines’ CEO Sanjay Agarwal will meet employees on Thursday in Delhi. The deadline for employees to join back work ends on Thursday but they have other plans. They are preparing to gherao the F1 track in Greater Noida to protest against Kingfisher Airlines Chairman Vijay Mallya. The UB group chairman will be attending the Indian GP at Greater Noida this weekend. Employees want to be paid 4 months salaries by Friday before they return to work.

Kingfisher Airlines employees on Wednesday rejected the management's fresh offer and demanded payment of four months' backlog in lumpsum before Friday. "The chief executive's (Sanjay Aggarwal) claim is grossly incorrect. As a matter of fact, as many as 90 per cent of the employees have outrightly rejected the offer. We adhere to our demand for payment of four months' salary by October 26," airline employee Subhash Chandra Mishra, who is spearheading

the agitation in Delhi, said.

Rejecting the airline CEO's claim that most of the employees have agreed to resume duty by October 26, he said, "When employees from Delhi, Bangalore and Chennai have rejected the management's offer of staggered payment schedule, how can it claim that most of them have given their consent to join work?" In response to Aggarwal's mail to all employees offering staggered payment of three months' salary dues, the airline's Delhi-based engineering staff shot off a letter, asking the management to "pay the salary from March 2012 to June 2012 at one go on or before 26/10/12 1800 hrs."

(With additional inputs from PTI)

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