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With Kingfisher Airlines not clearing salary arrears by August 17 as promised, Pilots and engineers stayed away from work on Monday, resulting in the cancellation of close to 20 flights.
“We were promised that salaries would be cleared between August 17 and 23 but the management says the current delay is due to bank holidays,” said a Mumbai-based Kingfisher pilot on condition of anonymity. He added: “We are in talks with the management but it is very difficult for us to work without pay. The only way they come back to the discussion table is if we go on strikes.”
The near-bankrupt carrier, which never made a profit since it started operations, has not paid salaries since February. In the three months to June, the airline forked out more by way of interest costs at Rs 384 crore than it earned as revenues, which came in at Rs 301 crore, a drop of 84 per cent year-on-year. The airline now operates just about 120 daily flights, a third of its 360 daily flights last year. During the course of the year, Kingfisher has returned 27 aircraft to lessors to prune its fleet size to 39 from a peak of 66. FE
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Kingfisher Airlines Reality :
Crisis-ridden Kingfisher Airline's promise to pay February salary to all its employees by last Monday (July 16) is sounding hollow to a substantial number of staffers, including pilots, who have still not got the same. They are constantly writing to the airline to ask when — and if at all — does the airline intend to pay their February salary. But, so far they claim to have got no reply.
The airline spokesperson did not offer a comment on this issue. On July 14 (Friday), Kingfisher EVP Hitesh Patel had written to employees that their February salaries would be paid by coming Monday (July 16). "I also understand that in spite of our best and most sincere endeavours, we may have failed on the timelines committed... We have committed to you that your salary will be paid no later than Monday and I am standing by it," Patel's letter to employees had said.
But even this deadline has not been met for all. "We are constantly asking the airline when will they pay the February salary and now we don't even get a reply from them. There may be a march by unpaid employees to the airline office as we don't know what to do," said an unpaid employee.
Same with MDLR :
A former employee of the MDLR Airlines on Saturday committed suicide after reportedly being harassed by her former boss and Haryana Minister Gopal Kanda to join back. In her suicide note, Geetika Sharma, who first worked as an air-hostess with the airline and was later made the director of its subsidiary, Supersonic, blamed the Haryana MoS for Home.
The police has recovered the suicide note and a case has been registered against Kanda for abetment to suicide under Section 306 of the Indian Penal Code.
The victim's family alleged physical and mental harassment of their daughter at the hands of the minister.
The victim's brother said that the minister constantly pressured her to join back, even going to extent of making visits to their family.
According to DCP Northwest P Karunakaran, Geetika was working with the company for the past one and half months. However, she suddenly stopped going to office. "The management also called her up but she never went there," the DCP added. According to the family, Geetika quit the company to join another job, which too she left to pursue a degree in MBA.
The victim's brother further said, "When the airline's operation was suspended, Kanda offered her another job. She refused that offer and joined Emirates in Dubai. He then wrote a letter to Emirates making allegations against her character which lead to her termination."
"Kanda had told her that she has to work in his company only and that she could not work anywhere else. He used to spy on her and follow her. He used to call her and say that she cannot work anywhere else other than his company," he added.
Kanda could not be contacted for his comments.
Meanwhile, Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, who was in Kolkata for a meeting, said he would look into the matter. "Ask me on investment, but anything else I will not answer here. I have come to Kolkata, I don't know what has happened, let me go back and find out."
Geetika reportedly hanged herself from the ceiling fan on Saturday night. A PCR call was made at 9:20 am on Sunday.
Same with AirIndia :
As the agitation by protesting pilots entered the fourth day on Friday, 12 Air India international flights were cancelled even as the Civil Aviation Minister hoped that the airline “does not enter the ICU”.
“All our long haul flights to U.S., Europe, Riyadh and Jeddah have been cancelled,” an Air India official said.
This has been done due to non-availability of pilots who are on mass sick leave since Tuesday, he said.
Long overhaul flights to New York, New Jersey, Chicago, Toronto, Frankfurt, London, Paris from Delhi and Mumbai were cancelled. The national carrier has stopped bookings till May 15 on its flights to U.S., Europe and Riyadh.
With pilots remaining defiant, the Air India management had yesterday sacked 9 more pilots.
Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh expressed hope that pilots will “get well soon as they are sick. Air India is sick and I hope it doesn’t reach ICU”.
Noting that the aviation industry and Air India are passing through a tough phase due to high price of ATF, high service tax along with Airport charges and others, Mr. Singh said he will take up the issue with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
On the problems facing Kingfisher, he said, “Kingfisher is a private company and they will have to sort out their problem themselves.”
Mr Praful Patel, aide sunk Air India :
In his May 28, 2005, letter, Arora listed the decisions on which the board was overruled: purchasing more jets than required, disallowing IA to fly on viable routes to make way for other operators and, even "changing the seating configuration" to favour a particular aircraft manufacturer.
Two Lok Sabha MPs, Prabodh Panda (CPI) and Nishikant Dubey (BJP) have now approached the CVC for a probe into Arora's allegations, saying the government has failed to act.
"I would like to place before you a series of events and certain directions given to me by my immediate superior officer and the minister of civil aviation which have a vital bearing on certain critical decisions being taken in Indian Airlines and Air India... I have been constrained to write in detail to be able to explain the nuances of the verbal directions, the infirmities in the subsequent decisions taken and my consequent sense of unease in the matter," Arora wrote.
He also expressed apprehension over the consequence of his action. "Sir, kindly pardon my impertinence but I implore you to share the contents of this communication only with the Prime Minister... I would not have taken the liberty of making such a suggestion but for the fact that like every mortal, I fear for my personal and family safety."
Complaining of pressure, Arora said, "During the last one year, almost all board meetings of Air India, and even some board meetings of Airports Authority of India have become a farce. Instructions on key agenda items are communicated before hand on telephone or personally by minister, civil aviation, or by his OSD K N Choubey. No suggestions to the effect, that the issue in question requires a more detailed examination or that there are some implications are countenanced. The key word is 'immediate and unquestioned compliance'." Some of the most glaring instances are cited:
"AI discussed their dry leasing plans in 99th board meeting held in Mumbai on 17.7.04. Prior to this meeting, minister spoke to me... said since he and secretary, civil aviation, were satisfied about the correctness of the plans, it is expected that we should immediately endorse it during the board meeting. When I tried to tell him on telephone that the agenda item raises some issues, I was curtly asked to endorse the proposal and a counter question was posed on the telephone that when the minister and the secretary himself are satisfied, what more is there for us to see?"
Arora further wrote that the minister forced him to seek flight slots for IA to the UK and the US during the winter schedule instead of the profitable summer schedule even as private airlines were allowed to fly to these destinations in the summer.