The two-day nationwide strike called by Central Trade Unions (CTUs) to protest against the alleged anti-worker policies and unilateral labour reforms by the Centre entered its second day on Wednesday, impacting normal life in some parts of the country. According to the reports, public transport and banking services remain disrupted for the second day in some states.
The 10CTUs which gave a call for the two-day strike are protesting the government’s snub of their 12-point charter of demands seeking minimum wage of Rs. 18,000, social security for all workers and issues related to price rise. In a joint statement issued on Monday, the CTUs also alleged that the government undermined tri–partism and continued its “aggressive attack with arrogance on the lives and livelihood of the working people.”
They are also opposed to the proposed amendments in Trade Union Act, 1926, saying those are irrational and extremely damaging to the independent functioning of unions. Farming communities, through their associations, have also extended support to the strike. Student teacher organizations of various universities have also declared support, the statement had said.