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Air India divestment: AI staff to protest at Delhi airport next week

Seven unions had opposed the govt's decision to dilute its stake in the national carrier

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Air India divestment

A union of employees will hold a protest on July 18 against the disinvestment of the national carrier.

The grouping comprising nearly 8,000 of the total 21,137 employees of held a general body meeting last week to deliberate on its strategy to oppose privatisation of the debt-laden carrier.

The union will hold a protest on July 18 near Terminal 2 at Indira Gandhi International Airport, according to a press statement issued by Air Corporations Employees' Union (ACEU), which represents Air India's non-technical staff.

Seven unions of had last month joined hands to oppose the Centre's decision to disinvest the carrier and had written to Union Minister for Civil Aviation Ashok Gajapthi Raju, warning him of an "industrial unrest".

The Union Cabinet had last month given its in-principle nod for consideration of disinvestment of Air India.

'Alternative Mechanism' or a group of ministers under the aegis of Finance Minister is entrusted with working on the modalities of Air India's stake sale.

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First Published: Thu, July 13 2017. 21:31 IST