Force India boss Mallya grounds his troubled Kingfisher airline
3 October, 2012
International media reports say that Mallya has temporarily grounded the entire fleet of his Indian airline Kingfisher, with staff revolting, having not being paid since April.
Kingfisher confirmed that it had locked out staff because some had instigated “unabated incidents of violence, criminal intimidation, assault” against some employees who were still trying to work.
“It’s sad [that] they are putting the blame on employees,” Indian airline advisor Harsh Vardhan told Bloomberg, “because nowhere [else] in the world anyone would accept this kind of situation.”
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