Kingfisher: Vijay Mallya Writes But Employees Fight.


Dear Colleague,

Further to my earlier mail and media statement, I am pleased to advise you that the formalities of un-freezing our bank accounts was completed yesterday following our payment of Rs 44 crores to the Income Tax and Rs 20 crores to the Service Tax authorities before March 31st.

My only focus now is to start paying your seriously overdue salaries.

All junior staff will be paid before Easter ie on Wednesday April 4th. All Pilots and Engineers will be paid on Monday April 9th and Tuesday April 10th.

For your kind information, we have 3 Bank holidays this coming week - April 2nd/5th and 6th.

We have managed to keep the lights on in our days of darkness with adversity from every conceivable direction.

The freeze of our accounts and consequent IATA suspension, the resultant loss of the BSP booking platform, the adverse media blitz and the loss of customer confidence are all serious challenges that we have survived.

All the credit goes to each one of you who have gone to great personal sacrifice for the best interests of your Company and your guests.

We need to re-build confidence and earn the trust from our guests back again. I have been overwhelmed with emotion to receive several mails from our King Club members expressing continuing loyalty and wishing that we quickly regain our position as India's single largest Airline. This will not be possible without your continued efforts, commitment and goodwill towards your Company.

Any flight disruptions and guest inconvenience will destroy all our efforts which is exactly what our competitors want and I suspect the media wants as well so as to satisfy their breaking news headlines. I appeal to you not to play into their hands.

Starting this week, I am going to be personally available at each major station for one day a week to listen to the concerns of all staff at all levels.

Despite all my other commitments to UB Companies, I am personally passionate about and committed to your Airline.

Please stand by me and strengthen my hands.

Let's fly with confidence. Let's not become fodder for media and competition to feed off. After all, we have pride and self respect.

I look forward to your continued commitment for which I am truly grateful.

Warm Regards,

Vijay Mallya
Member of Parliament, Chairman and Managing Director,
KINGFISHER AIRLINES LIMITED
A UB Group Company

Employees Respond: 
To
Dr.Vijay Mallya
Honorable chairman
Kingfisher Airlines Ltd.


Dear Sir,

With reference to your mail sent on 1st April , 2012 all the undersigned KFA employees have come to a point where operations have become unsafe due to stress caused by our financial constraints.

In the past we have received similar E-mailsassuring us that salary would be paid on certain date. However, none of the assurances have been met. The resulted salary payments being overdue for four months has left employees feeling cheated and deceived resulting in non-believing your latest mail.

Now we appeal you to pay Two months’ salary(Dec‘11 and Jan ’12) on the 3rd April 2012 latest by2000 Hrs and the balance of our dues to be paid latest by 20th April 2012(Feb’12 & Mar’12).

We are not currently in a mental state to undertake any duties and doing so would jeopardize the safety of our aircraft and more so ever our valuable guests.

All the employees have stood by you during this crisis and will continue to do so provided our personal welfare is also given due consideration


By All Employees

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