Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Cochin Airport Staff Strike May Spoil a 'Smooth Flight'

Kochi: A section of ground-handling staff who launched an indefinite strike at the Cochin International Airport demanding payment of arrears of their wages and a renewal of the contract on working conditions and wages, have decided to intensify the strike in the wake of the official apathy towards their demands.

As part of strengthening the strike, which began on  February 15, the striking staff, attached to a private agency, have begun a relay indefinite strike in front of the airport. Anwar Sadat MLA, who inaugurated the agitation, said that he would apprise the Chief Minister about the details of the dispute between the company and the striking staff.
The representatives of the staff said in a press release in Kochi on Tuesday  that they would form a human chain in front of the airport on March 1 in protest against the apathy of the company in solving the stalemate.
Besides, all contract staff at the airport will also strike work on March 15.

As many as 230 employees, including 60 women, attached to the private firm, are on strike raising various demands.
23/02/16 New Indian Express

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