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Oct 23, 2012 at 05:51pm IST

Kingfisher crisis continues as section of staff rejects 3 months salary offer

Mumbai: The impasse in the crisis-hit Kingfisher Airlines continued on Monday after a section of its employees rejected its offer of three months' salary before Diwali and demanded that their four months salaries be paid within a day or two. Satish Chandra Mishra, a Kingfisher employee said that the staff members will not join work until their dues were cleared.

Questioning the silence of Chairman Vijay Mallya, Mishra said that the airlines was sending incompetent people to discuss the matter with the employees and hence, the meetings always ended up in failure.

"We don't trust the management. We want to talk to Dr Mallya. Where is he? We want to hear from him directly. The management has been fooling us till now. They are playing with our emotions and sentiments. I want Dr Mallya to meet us face to face, not through representatives or Internet or any other indirect means," he said.

Kingfisher, however, insisted its offer of three months salary was fair. "Our offer of three months salary is fair. Our intent is to get the employees back to their work. We will give them a day or two to think over and consider our offer," said CEO Sanjay Agarwal.