The proposal for privatisation of Kolkatta,Chennai, Jaipur and Ahmedabad airports have been strongly opposed by the Airport Authority Employees Union and notice has been issued stating that the employees will go on strike, if the government does not go back from the privatisation move.
Already the most profitable airports in the country, Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru and Hyderabad are already privatised. The next profitable airports are Chennai and Kolkata. Both these airports have been modernised by he Airport Authority of India recently, spending crores of rupees. Now the government is proposing to hand over the same to privatse companies. Other profitable airports are also proposed to be privatised, keeping only the loss making airports to the PSU, AAI.
We strongly oppose the privatisation move and extend support and solidarity to the AAI employees in the just struggle.