Civil aviation employees' plea

CHENNAI, FEB. 26. The Southern Regional Civil Aviation Employees' National Action Committee, Chennai, has opposed the Government of India's decision to permit private domestic airlines to fly on international routes.

"We appeal to the rank and file of all allied Unions/Associations in the civil aviation sector to join the fight against foreignisation of private domestic airlines and demand withdrawal of permission to private domestic airlines to fly international routes." The statement was issued jointly by S. Rajkumar, regional secretary, Air Corporations Employees Union, Indian Airlines, Southern Region, R. Muthukumar, Regional Secretary, Air India Guild, Southern India, and E.R. Ramesh, Regional Secretary, Airports Authority of India Employees' Union, Southern Region.