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Workers clean up airport as strike ends

Staff, irrespective of their designations, pitched in along with outside hands to help in the cleaning up operations.

india Updated: Feb 05, 2006 16:21 IST

Amenities at the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport, crippled by the four-day old strikeby the AAI employees, were back on the rails after withdrawal of the agitation.

Passengers no longer had to contend with stinking toilets, non-functioning aero-bridges and still conveyor belts as the airport complex returned to its spic and span look.

However, cleaning up outside the airport is yet to be done.

All staff, irrespective of their designations, pitched in to help in the cleaning up operations. Outside hands were also hired to assist in the job, union sources said.

The whole airport complex was reported to have been cleaned within an hour after the strike was lifted.

However, some of the union members, on conditions ofanonymity, expressed displeasure at the agreement signed with the Government withdrawing the agitation to protest against the privatisation of Delhi and Mumbai airports.

"Had the privatisation been stopped totally, then we would have been very happy. However, we are glad about the assurance of job security for the employees," they said.

First Published: Feb 05, 2006 16:21 IST