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Airport union plans strike over transfers

Airport union plans strike over transfers
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First Published: Mon, Apr 27 2009. 10 50 PM IST
Updated: Mon, Apr 27 2009. 10 50 PM IST
New Delhi: Flight movements and airport functions could be disrupted across the country’s airports with the largest workers’ union at Airports Authority of India, or AAI, announcing a countrywide strike from midnight on Thursday.
The workers union has been protesting the transfers of 4,000 people from Delhi International Airport Pvt. Ltd, or DIAL, and Mumbai International Airport Pvt. Ltd, or Mial.
These employees have to be relocated from the two biggest airports in India by early May as per the terms of a May 2006 privatization agreement between the AAI and the private consortia running the two airports.
The nationwide strike has become necessary as the employees have been issued transfer orders by AAI arbitrarily to remote places, said M.K. Ghoshal, general secretary at the union said on Monday.
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First Published: Mon, Apr 27 2009. 10 50 PM IST