In India, Several Kingfisher flights were canceled due to strike by pilots to protest against non-payment of wages for almost five months on 14th July 2012. Three flights from Mumbai and several across the entire airline network of India, were canceled. According to an airlines spokesman, that certain sections of employees have decided to stay away from their duties as their salary payments not being credited to the bank accounts of all employees by Friday. In India, Kingfisher wishes to state that more than 75 percent of employees have actually received their promised salaries on Friday 2012. The management of Kingfisher in India and its pilots have been at loggerheads over the delayed disbursement of salaries.
Pilots Of Kingfishers Is on third Strike In Last 12 Days
The spokesman further confirmed that the balance of our employees will receive their salaries by Monday. According to the reports the passengers booked on these flights in India, have either been re-booked or given refunds. In the last 12 days, this is the third time when the pilots have struck their work. Recent strike is on 11 July 2012, in which 12 flights getting canceled. The strike on 2nd July 2012, in India, was called off after a few hours with the management promising to pay a bit of sections of staff from 6th July 2012.
In India Kingfisher Airlines Has Not Posted Profit From Its Commences
At present, Kingfisher is carrying out small domestic and intentional operations with about 15 aircraft, in place of 64. Huge pilots of Kingfishers have reportedly quit over the past five months as their payments were getting delayed. In April 2012, around 200 of its engineers reported sick as a mark of protest upon the issue. In India, the Kingfisher airlines has not posted profit since its beginning in May 2005. It reported a loss of 1,151.50 crore in quarter of March, has a debt of over Rs 7,500 crore and almost an equal amount of accumulated losses.