Unions reject appeal, to go ahead with Sept 2 strike

Unions reject appeal, to go ahead with Sept 2 strike

As the Narendra Modi government’s appeal did not yield result, the nationwide strike called by the central trade unions on September 2 is now imminent.

The trade unions — INTUC, HMS, CITU, AITUC, TUCC, SEWA, AICCTU, UTUC and LPF — have called the strike against “anti-worker economic policies in core sectors and the changes in labour laws”. 

However, the RSS-affiliated Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh, which has decided to stay away from the strike, reached an agreement with the Central government on Sunday over the demands of the trade unions. 

Employees of important sectors, including electricity, transport, mining, banks, defence, telecom, state and central government departments, have decided to strike.

“Though the announcement for the September 2 strike was made on March 30, the group of ministers formed by the government for the purpose did not bother to call the trade unions concerned for discussion,” said CITU general secretary Tapan Sen.

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