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AAI employees to go on hunger strike against proposed privatisation of 6 airports from today

In a release, the AAEU said it has been compelled to carry out hunger strike and mass casual leave under the banner of joint forum of union and associations of the AAI.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: December 10, 2018 0:00 IST ]
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The Airports Authority Employees Union (AAEU), expressing displeasure with the central government's move to privatise six airports, said that hundreds of its employees will go on a three-day relay hunger strike from Monday.

The union has warned that staff would go on mass casual leave from December 28, if the government does not revoke its decision.

The government last month cleared a proposal to manage six airports of Airports Authority of India (AAI) under the public private partnership. The aerodromes are Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Lucknow, Guwahati, Thiruvananthapuram and Mangaluru.

In a release, the AAEU said it has been compelled to carry out hunger strike and mass casual leave under the banner of joint forum of union and associations of the AAI.

Employees would go on a relay hunger strike for three days from Monday.

"The relay hunger strike will not impact operations which will continue as we don't want passengers to face any kind of inconvenience," AAEU General Secretary B S Ahlawat told PTI.

The AAEU, which represents 9,000 employees, had staged protests across the country on December 4 also against the government's decision.

( With inputs from PTI )

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