Tuesday, June 5, 2012

EXCLUSIVE! Kingfisher Airlines- pilots to strike?

Neelam Mathews
June 5, 2012

Kingfisher Airlines pilots are planning to demand their salaries that backdate to four months. "If we do not get our pay by this Friday, we will ground the airline,” warns a pilot.

Even as we pen this, the unions are in a closed door meeting, Aerospace Diary learns.

It remains to be seen what crumbs are handed to them by the management and how far they will be satisfied.

In mid may when the pilots threatened to go on strike, it ended up with a drink at the house of the founder Vijay Mallya who is said to have charmed them out of their intent. How many times can one cry wolf, is to seen.

Safety experts have shown concern that demotivated pilots and a depressed maintenance crew could lead to slipups that could be fatal.

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