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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 110

India's govt survives unions threat, airport strike called o

[b]India's govt survives unions threat, airport strike called off[/b]

By M Rama Rao – Reporting from New Delhi

[b]New Delhi, 05 February ([/b] The Left parties supported four day old strike by airport employees was called off Saturday evening. The Left supported Manmohan Singh government did not give in on the main demand of the Left trade unions. It only gave a written assurance that the government ensures job security to the 20000 workers who are opposed to modernization of Delhi and Mumbai international airports.

The strike was called against the modernization of these two airports by private developers. The Left parties controlled unions of the Airports Authority of India (AAI) want the development job to be entrusted to the AAI itself. The strike did not hit flight schedules but made the Delhi and Mumbai airports look like a slum steeped in filth and garbage.

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