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CITU flays Government on airport privatisation

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, May 4: The Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) today flayed the Government for having implemented its decision to allow private parties to operate, maintain and develop Delhi and Mumbai airports.

The agreement with private consortia GMR-Fraport and GVK was implemented earlier this week even as the tripartite committee on the airport restructuring proposal was yet to give its report, the union said in a statement.

The tripartite committee was formed by the Government in February in the wake of largescale protests by airport employees.

The committee comprising representatives of the Civil Aviation Ministry, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) and the Joint Forum of AAI Employees -- had been mandated by the Government notification to give its report by May 22, the CITU said.

Describing the latest Government move as a ''breach of trust vis-a-vis employer-employee relation'', the CITU urged the Government to withhold transfer of Delhi and Mumbai airports till the tripartite committee gives its report.


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