Kingfisher pilots plan to move labour court over salary
Mumbai: With the Kingfisher Airline management maintaining a stoic silence over the payment of salary dues, a section of its pilots are contemplating to drag the management to the labour court, sources said.
“(Airline) Chairman Vijay Mallya’s communication to the employees conceals more than it reveals. While he claims over 75 per cent staff have been paid, he conveniently ignores the fact that he has still to pay four months’ salaries to them. Now we have come to a situation where we are left with no option but to move the labour court over the issue,” airline sources told PTI here.
A group of pilots are in consultation with lawyers in this regard, they said, adding that they are likely to move the court some time this week.
In the absence of a trade union at the airline for its nearly 1,700 employees, the pilots are planning to approach the court in groups, they said.
Notably, none of the five private airlines have trade unions. A few years back, a group of Jet pilots had tried….”