There was no sign of an end to the 24-day-old impasse in Kingfisher Airlines with the striking employees on Tuesday rejecting a fresh offer of staggered payment of three months’ salary dues and insisting on the complete amount.

“The management has been shooting such letters regularly, but they have failed to honour their commitments. We reject this offer and demand a lump-sum payment of a minimum of three months’ salary, if not of four months,” a senior engineer said.

The agitators alleged that the management, by posting such mails to individual employees, was “trying to break our unity.”

Mr. Aggarwal held out the assurance that the remaining backlog of salaries from June to September “will be paid once the company has been recapitalised upon equity infusion.”

From December, the salaries would be paid in 30-day arrears on a monthly basis, the October salary in December, the November salary in January and so on, the CEO said.