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With agitated employees asking where he is, Mallya broke his silence, slamming sections of the media for calling him an “absconder”.
With agitated employees asking where he is, Mallya broke his silence, slamming sections of the media for calling him an “absconder”.

The crisis in Kingfisher Airlines following a 23-day lockout is likely to prolong with a large section of employees today sticking to its refusal of the management’s offer on payment of salary dues even as its owner Vijay Mallya said he was not an “absconder”.

Under fire over the crisis and with agitated employees asking where he is, Mallya broke his silence, slamming sections of the media for calling him an “absconder”.

“I travel 24x7 where my multiple work responsibilities take me. Sections of media call me an absconder because I don’t talk to them,” Mallya said in a tweet.

Mallya’s tweet came against the backdrop of his absence at the talks or negotiations the management of the debt-ridden private carrier has been holding with the employees over the past two weeks.

The airline employees, who held meetings in Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore and Mumbai, rejected the offer of payment of three months’ salaries in a staggered manner as part payment of its dues and insisted that it should be paid in lumpsum.

However, its Mumbai-based pilots said they were ready to accept the deal offered by the management as a condition to resume work. Salaries have been pending for seven months.

The airline CEO, Sanjay Aggarwal, today sent out emails to individual employees offering them three months salary by Diwali in mid-November, saying if they accepted the offer, they should send an acceptance note and resume work from Friday, which was objected to by the protestors.

The staffers also objected to Aggarwal’s suggestion that the employees, who would accept the offer, should send a reply to him saying: “I hereby accept the terms and conditions of the mail below and confirm that I shall be reporting to work effective October 26, 2012. I assure you that I would adhere to my duties in a manner that does not cause any further disruptions of our operations.”

The CEO also told the individual employees: “Once you have sent your acceptance, you can resume duties effective October 26, 2012.”

(This article was published on October 23, 2012)
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Comments:

Mallya leaving gthe countyr in his private plane even as most of his KF
fleet are strripped of spare aprts, the visual media blaring 24x7 where
is amallya?-it is good he has artleast 'twitted'. This KF story which
will soon be written into seminar stujdy for busienss schools will also
show gthe jugly fadcce fo opur private businesses. Two cases Ramalinga
Raju and Vijaya Mallya should be enough to show that we had better not
write off public sector.

from:  s subramanyan
Posted on: Oct 23, 2012 at 21:42 IST

Team,

So many promises and one more promise.It is Free and Obsolutesly free

By keeping in mind of F1 race happening on oct 26 to Oct.They do want to have any disturbance during the race which may make him(Mallaya) uncomfortable.give false promises.

Really he is playing public money and No accotability for that.

Unfortunaltely lenders are finding a way to get the loan back.How come bankers so careless(5000 Cr Loan) for more than two years whem they come to know KFA is doing well

We need to rewrite the law, he has to diversified his liquidity from UB

They can not simply Write Off


from:  shyam
Posted on: Oct 24, 2012 at 17:21 IST
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