New Delhi (28/11/2019): The joint forum of Airports Authority of India unions and associations took out a protest march at New Delhi’s Jantar Mantar on Thursday against airports’ privatisation.
Past year, government had decided to privatise airports in Lucknow, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Mangaluru, Thiruvananthapuram, and Guwahati for operation, management and development through public-private partnership model.
The AAI manages around 120 airports in the country with a workforce of around 17,000. The AAI unions/associations recently formed the forum to protect and safeguard the AAI and interests of its employees besides explaining the impact of the privatisation.
The forum alleges that the government has “unilaterally” decided to privatise dozens of profit-making airports, which is neither in public interest nor for better management of these aerodromes.
The forum comprises the AAI employees union, Airports Authority Officers Association and Indian Airports Kamgar Union.
The joint forum of unions and associations of AAI has written letter to you urging to review the decision of AAI Board to recommend dozen of airports to privatise as the recommendation of the board is not in public interest or in the interest of better management of airports.