Thursday, June 29, 2017

Air India union opposes privatisation of airline

EXPRESSING concern over the job security of employees of the airline, Air India Employees Union (AIEU)
has opposed privatisation of the airline. In a meeting held with NITI Aayog Chairman Arvind Panagariya on Wednesday, the union has insisted on looking after the job security and welfare facilities of the existing and retired employees.
The meeting with Aayog comes after the government think tank NITI Aayog suggested complete privatisation of the airline, which faces a debt burden of around Rs 50,000 crore. “We have handed over the memorandum of AIEU to Panagariya which is self explanatory. We insisted that job security and welfare facilities of existing and retired employees should be taken care of in case of privatisation,”
Parag Azgaonkar, president AIEU said.
29/06/17 Neha Kulkarni/The Indian Express