1. Air India privatisation: Employees appeal to Nitin Gadkari to protect jobs

Air India privatisation: Employees appeal to Nitin Gadkari to protect jobs

A union of Air India employees today met Cabinet minister Nitin Gadkari and appealed to him to protect their jobs as the government prepares to privatise the national carrier.

By: | Mumbai | Published: September 15, 2017 11:25 PM
air india, air india employees plea, air india workers plea, job crisis for air india employees Air India’s Employees Union (AIEU), representing the airline’s non-technical staff also submitted a memorandum to Transport Minister Gadkari and appealed that the government waive Air India’s debt and allow the existing management to run the company instead of selling it to a private player. (Reuters)

A union of Air India employees today met Cabinet minister Nitin Gadkari and appealed to him to protect their jobs as the government prepares to privatise the national carrier. Air India’s Employees Union (AIEU), representing the airline’s non-technical staff also submitted a memorandum to Transport Minister Gadkari and appealed that the government waive Air India’s debt and allow the existing management to run the company instead of selling it to a private player.

Gadkari is part of the group of ministers constituted by the Union Cabinet to chalk out a strategy for disinvestment of Air India. “In case of privatisation, Air India employees are concerned about the fate of its permanent employees and demand job security, welfare facilities such as medical, provident fund, passages, staff transport, canteen are to be retained during service and also after retirement of employees,” the union wrote in their letter to Gadkari.

They have also demanded that the airline clear their salary dues. “AIEU would like to request the government to waive (Air India’s) debt and give an opportunity to Air India to keep flying the flag of the national carrier,” the memorandum added.

Another union of Air India employees met the Air India chairman earlier this week in Delhi and they too pressed for “partial or complete” debt waiver for the airline. The carrier has a debt burden of more than Rs 50,000 crore.

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    Sam
    Sep 16, 2017 at 6:51 am
    These freeloaders want to keep their ries coming without doing anything. These Hyenas would want to keep feasting on the taxpayers money. Close down the rotten company and tell them that the PARTY is OVER. Throw them out and let them work as maids and waiters and see how difficult it is to make money outside government jobs.
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