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Kingfisher Airlines Delhi staff divided over salary offer: sources

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Oct 25, 2012 at 12:34pm IST

New Delhi: The Kingfisher Airlines employees in Delhi are divided over accepting the management's offer of a staggered settlement of dues, according to sources. Sources say the engineering staff in Delhi wants to accept the management offer to pay four months' salary by October 26.

But a majority of other staff members are opposed to the idea, say sources. Kingfisher Airlines CEO Sanjay Agarwal will meet the engineering staff later on Thursday to negotiate.

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Meanwhile, a section of employees say that if their demands aren't met, they will protest against Chairman Vijay Mallya at the Buddh International Circuit, the venue for the Indian Grand Prix in which Mallya's formula 1 team Force One is competing. UB group sources have confirmed that Mallya will be present in person.

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.

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