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Last Updated: Thursday, 18 September, 2003, 15:46 GMT 16:46 UK
Indian airport workers protest
Thousands of airport workers in India are taking part in action to disrupt flights in a protest against government plans to privatise the country's two biggest airports, trade union officials say.

Many staff - who fear job losses - are to take a day's co-ordinated casual leave on Friday next week.

Workers are also taking part in a series of day-long fasts at airports around the country, beginning today, to highlight their opposition.

The government wants to sell most of its stake in the airports for Delhi and Bombay - it says it wants airport facilities upgraded and made more attractive to international airlines.





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