Saturday, December 30, 2006

Airline employees union threatens strike

New Delhi: A union of Indian (Airlines) on Friday said it would go on strike to protest against the government’s delay in raising salaries.
Though no final decision on the strike was announced, the Air Corporation Employees' Union (ACEU) said the delay by the Indian management in implementing the 1997 Demand Charter could lead to employees staying away from work, an ACEU statement said here.
The employees, who have been wearing black-badges and observing hunger strike for the past few days, on Friday staged a lunch-hour demonstration at their office near the Delhi airport.
The ACEU would continue sit-ins and hunger strikes near the airport entry gate on December 30 to January one, the statement said. The ACEU would chalk out its future course of action after January 1.
29/12/06 CNN-IBN