Over 25 cr workers participate in nationwide strike, complete shutdown in Kerala, Assam: Trade unions
The day-long strike has been called by a joint platform of ten central trade unions to protest against the Centre's new farm and labour laws, among other workers' issues
Trade unions claim at least 25 crore people likely to participate in nationwide strike against govt's 'anti-people' policies tomorrow
The trade unions are also against privatisation in railways, corporatisation of 49 defence production units and forced merger of banks.
Banking services partially hit on second day of strike; SBI, private banks operations remain unaffected
All India Bank Employees' Association and Bank Employees' Federation of India have supported the strike, which has impacted banking operation where these two unions are strong.
Even though problems of the women workers are acute, many have decided to join the strike called by the 10 Central Trade Unions
In view of a nationwide strike called by various employees' unions on Friday, the Haryana government has directed the heads of departments, divisional commissioners and deputy commissioners to have a contingency plan prepared so that the functioning of offices and essential services to the public do not suffer.
In this backdrop, one cannot blame the trade unions for taking their protest to the streets with their demand for decent minimum wages.
The Prime Minister expressed hope that this (reforms) would considerably increase the ease of doing business and facilitate job creation, without compromising on the genuine protections and rights available for workers.
Essential services like banking and public transport may be impacted on Wednesday with ten central trade unions going ahead with their one-day nationwide strike, even as the government appealed to them for calling off the agitation, which BJP-backed BMS and NFITU decided to boycott.