Airport protests will persist: Union leaders
The Left union leaders on Friday said the stir will continue and called on airline workers to join the protest.india Updated: Feb 03, 2006 15:06 IST
The Left union leaders on Friday said the stir will continue and called on airline workers to join the protest.
Striking a defiant note in the face of the Delhi High Court order restraining the agitating airport employees from impeding the functioning of airports, AITUC leader Gurudas Dasgupta said, "we'll not obey any court orders."
He was asked about Delhi High Court on Thursday restraining the employees from disrupting in any manner the functioning of airports in the country.
At the same time, the employees were ordered not to stage any form of protests within 500 metres radius of the airports.
Earlier, addressing the protesting airport employees, Dasgupta criticised the economic policies of Manmohan Singh government, saying the Centre was implementing the economic agenda of the previous NDA government.
"It is old wine in new bottle," he said.
"It is not about withdrawing support from the government, but we will use our entire force to stop the privatisation of airports," Dasgupta said.
CITU leader MK Pandhe informed the workers that the Prime Minister had invited their leaders for a meeting.
Pandhe, who was part of the Left delegation which met the Prime Minister, asked the AAI Employees Joint Forum leadership to take up their alternate modernisation proposal as the basis of their discussions with Singh.
He appealed to the employees of Indian and other airlines as well as the other employees in the aviation sector to join the agitation, also asserting that the stir would go on till the privatisation process was not scrapped.