Press Esc to close
Sunday 24 July 2016
News updated at 9:55 PM IST
Weather
Max: 26.4°C
Min : 19.6°C
In Bengaluru
Generally cloudy
Breaking News

Kingfisher staff protest as partial lock-out is extended

Mumbai, Oct 5, 2012 (IANS)
Kingfisher employees, engineers and pilots take part in a candle light march from airport to Kingfisher House in Mumbai on Thursday evening. PTI

Scores of Kingfisher Airlines employees, including pilots, engineers and technicians, Friday took out a procession to the airlines office here to demand their pending salaries and other dues.

The protest came a day after the airlines management sought to increase pressure on its striking employees by extending its partial lock-out till Oct 12. "We are making three demands only - salary, salary, salary. Everything will be normal as soon as the management clears our pending dues since we are not able to run our households," a pilot taking part in the procession told IANS on the condition of anonymity a day after a KFA staffer's wife committed suicide in New Delhi Thursday.

The suicide sent shock waves among the airlines staff, many of whom have not received their salaries for months. The pilot said that KFA staff are also concerned about the management decision to extend the partial lock-out by another week.

Announcing the extension of the lock-out here just before midnight, the cash-strapped airlines blamed the employees, including pilots, aircraft maintenance engineers and technicians for the partial lock-out - already implemented since Oct 1.

"We regret that the illegal strike has still not been withdrawn and normalcy has not been restored in the company, thereby continuing to cripple and paralyse the working of the entire airline. In light of this, Kingfisher Airlines Ltd. has been constrained to extend the partial lock-out up to Oct 12 or up to such earlier date on which the said illegal strike is called off, and the management is informed about the same," the airlline statement said.

The developments came barely hours after the management and representatives of the striking employees held an unsuccessful round of talks in Gurgaon Thursday.

Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh, adopting a tough stand on the issue, also declared that the airline would have to take the Directorate General of Civil Aviation's (DGCA) permission if it wants to operate services in view the ongoing crisis.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
NSUI members burn effigies of Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik and Health Minister Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak..

NSUI members burn effigies of Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik and Health Minister Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak..

Mahila Congress members holding a protest against price hike during Punjab Pradesh Congress...

Mahila Congress members holding a protest against price hike during Punjab Pradesh Congress...

Shreeganesh Biradar 4 year old, recorded India book in recites in a minute more than 51 spelling...

Shreeganesh Biradar 4 year old, recorded India book in recites in a minute more than 51 spelling...

People use a banana raft to commute in a flooded area after heavy rains in Alipurduar...

People use a banana raft to commute in a flooded area after heavy rains in Alipurduar...

People participate in 'Walk for Indian Armed Forces' rally to support them, in Kolkata...

People participate in 'Walk for Indian Armed Forces' rally to support them, in Kolkata...

Actor Sonu Gowda near a pothole art created by artist Baadal Nanjunda Swamy in Bengaluru...

Actor Sonu Gowda near a pothole art created by artist Baadal Nanjunda Swamy in Bengaluru...

Actress Aindritha Ray performing during Shatha Sambrama -University of Mysore Centenary...

Actress Aindritha Ray performing during Shatha Sambrama -University of Mysore Centenary...

School students sit in the formation of a plane as they pray for the Indian Air Force plane...

School students sit in the formation of a plane as they pray for the Indian Air Force plane...

Indian Army soldiers rescue flood affected villagers near India-Bhutan border of Chirang...

Indian Army soldiers rescue flood affected villagers near India-Bhutan border of Chirang...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacting with the children at the launch of the Reliance...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacting with the children at the launch of the Reliance...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523