However, flight operations at Coimbatore Airport not affected
A section of the Coimbatore Airport employees, who are affiliated to the Airports Authority of India Employees Union (AAEU), began their three-day strike on the airport premises on Monday.
According to V. Satish Kumar, Branch Secretary, AAEU, 21 employees, who are office-bearers and executive committee members, are participating in the strike, which will end at 5.30 p.m. on September 26.
There are around 130 persons working at the Coimbatore airport.
He said that the protesting employees’ demands were stopping privatisation of Chennai and Kolkotta airports, stopping formation of Air Navigation Services Corporation, implementing pension scheme and regularising the inter-se seniority.
He said that if the Airports Authority of India failed to concede employees’ demands, they would be left with little choice but to intensify their protest.
The strike, however, did not affect flight operations at the Coimbatore Airport, which sees around 30 arrivals and as many departures a day.
The association’s branch president K. Kumar and treasurer Samsul Haroon led the protests.