Saturday, June 24, 2006

Trade unions deplore decision to close down Begumpet airport

Hyderabad: Trade unions in the country would not take the increasing privatisation and disinvestment lying down and were getting ready to launch a sustained agitation, said Gurudas Dasgupta, MP and general secretary, All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC) on Friday.
He was speaking to presspersons after a meeting at the Begumpet airport by members of Airports Authority Employees' Union (AAEU) to protest against privatisation of airports.
AAEU national president S.R. Santhanam said it was a pity that Government wanted to close down the Begumpet airport that had Rs. 800 crore of asset value and posted revenue of Rs. 11 crores every month.
24/06/06 The Hindu
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