Bharat Bandh 2019: Trade Union calls for strike on Jan 8 and 9; All you need to know
New Delhi : India will go for two days strike on January 8 and 9 so as to condemn the anti-labour and anti-trade policies promoted by the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre. The nationwide strike has been called by ten central trade unions in the country.
Organisations like the AITUC, CITU, HMS, AIUTUC, TUCC, AICCTU, along with employees of banks and insurance companies and BSNL will actively participate in the protest.
The nationwide strike on Jan 8 and 9 will affect bus service across the country. Autos and Private taxis have also decided to lend support by staying off the roads for the duration of the strike. While the Ola and Uber drivers’ associations haven't confirmed their stand yet.
It must be informed that it is the 18th nationwide general strike against the alleged anti-worker policies of the government. CITU said that the main aim of the strike is to revive the country's economy and save the rights of working class.
Tapan Sen, general secretary of CITU (Centre of India Trade Unions) said that the public sector employees, unorganised sector workers, port and dock workers, bank and insurance employees are going to observe the nationwide protest against growing economic crisis, price rise and acute unemployment on the call of central trade unions and mass organisations.
It is likely that farmers will join road jam, demonstration, protest meetings throughout the country and register their disenchantment with the government and its policies.
Also, the National Federation of Atomic Energy Employees (NFAEE) and its affiliate unions have decided to go on two-day strike.