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Employees are threatening to strike over a proposal to privatise the power area boards

Employees of the Jharkhand Bijli Vitran Nigam Limited (JBVNL) are threatening to strike over a proposal to privatise the power area boards in Ranchi and Jamshedpur. “JBVNL staff, under the banner of the Jharkhand State Bijli Kamgar Union (JSBKU), took out a massive procession in front of JBVNL's Dhanbad area board office, protesting against the proposal of the Board of Directors' committee. Union leaders also sent a memorandum to chief minister Raghubar Das through the area board general manager in this regard. If the government endorses the proposal, all 5,000 permanent employees of the JBVNL would go on a strike, warned the union leaders. They questioned the rationale behind the proposal to engage private hands in the two top revenue-earning power area boards.” [Hindustan Times, 7 March 2019]

Source: peopleoverprof.it

Trade Unions is opposing the central government’s move to privatise LGBI Airport

The Joint Council of Trade Unions (JCTU), Assam, is opposing the central government’s move to privatise LGBI Airport. “Privatisation of the airport is a pre-poll gift to the capitalists by the BJP-led Central government. The LGBI Airport has developed a lot in the past ten years by spending its own fund and now the profit will go to the pocket of capitalists. It is against the interest of the nation,” the JCTU says.

Source: www.assamtribune.com

The Communist Party of India (Marxist) has demanded an inquiry into how the airports privatisation deal was completed

In Kerala, the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has demanded an inquiry into how the airports privatisation deal was completed. “Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan had also raised doubts about the transparency of the allotment process. ‘One business group winning all five bids is quite unusual,’ he had said. ‘It casts doubts on the bidding process itself. Was it [bidding] a drama to hand over the rights to Adani who is closer to [the] prime minister? Adani might be knowing Modi well, but he has no experience in running airports.’” The Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation has moved in the High Court to challenge the tender process.

Source: Scroll.in