Wednesday, July 07, 2021

AAI Employees Stage Nationwide Demonstration in Protest Against Austerity Measures

Thousands of employees of the Airport Authority of India (AAI) staged demonstrations in their lunch hour at airports across the country on Tuesday, July 6, to protest against the austerity measures proposed by the management in the wake of pandemic-triggered challenges.

Led by the Joint Forum of Unions and Associations of AAI, a coming together of employees’ unions of the airport body, the employees demanded a roll back of the proposed measures while arguing that the “mental agony of employees will be elevated if the measures are effected”.

The management of AAI, a statutory body that is responsible for creating and maintaining civil aviation infrastructure in the country, had earlier proposed a deferral in payment of salary and perks, with the latter amounting to about 35% of the employees’ basic pay, among others.

The decision was reportedly inspired after the AAI, that currently manages over 100 airports across the country with about 17,000 employees on its roll, incurred losses – first time since its inception –  in the financial year 2021.

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