Kingfisher Airlines, which has been shut down since October 2nd due to worker unrest, will meet with their employees on Monday to convince them to return to work. The debt-ridden carrier has not paid their workers in over 7 months.
‘Airline CEO Sanjay Aggarwal has written a letter calling employees for the meeting, airline sources said.
Employees have been on strike demanding payment of salaries of seven months and have been insisting that dues be cleared before they resume duty.
With all its flights cancelled after the lockout was declared, aviation regulator DGCA had asked liquor baron Vijay Mallya-owned carrier to stop selling tickets following reports that it had started accepting bookings last week before ending its lockout.’
Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh has also said the airline would have to submit a concrete plan to the DGCA on safety and salary payments, before it is allowed to resume flights. Kingfisher has been saddled with a loss of Rs. 8,000 crore and a debt burden of another over Rs. 7,000 crore, a large part of which it has not serviced since January.