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India: Contract workers to strike at Kochi airport March 19

Over 4000 contract workers at Cochin International Airport (COK) in Kochi plan to strike on March 19; operational disruptions possible

15 Mar 12:33 PM UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 3/15/2019, 12:00 AM until 3/19/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Kolkata). COUNTRY/REGION Cochin International Airport (COK)

Event

The union representing contract working at Cochin International Airport (COK) in Kochi are planning to hold a strike on Tuesday, March 19. Over 4000 workers are expected to participate in the work stoppage and a protest at the airport. Operational disruptions are likely at COK if the strike is carried out.

Context

Contract employees are demanding a salary increase as well as improvements to the basic facilities at their work stations. The union is also asking for the workers to become permanent employees.

Advice

Individuals flying to or from COK on March 19 are advised to monitor the situation and allow additional time to reach their gates.

 

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