“Last time, when the Formula 1 race was being organised here, afraid of our protests, KFA man agement paid one month’s salary and assured us of payment of dues in instalments, but failed to keep their promise. This time, we will protest outside whichever venue RCB team plays their matches,” said SC Mishra, another employee.
The employees have urged RCB players to boycott Mallya’s team. They have also asked the Board of Control for Cricket in India not to allow RCB to take part in the upcoming IPL.
The employees asked the government to amend labour laws to make non-payment of salaries a criminal offence and said “the Supreme Court should take suo motu cognizance of our matter in specific and in general for overall reforms required for the benefit of working class.”
The staff has written to the President, the Prime Minister, the Chief Justice of India, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, civil aviation minister Ajit Singh and DGCA Arun Mishra.