Trade Unions announces Bharat Bandh on 8th January 2020


Today (Wednesday) ten central unions announced Bharat Bandh on Thursday i.e. on 8th Jan, many works will be stopped by this shutdown. If you have any bank related work tackle it today otherwise you may be stuck in waiting line tomorrow. In fact, trade unions have called off against the government’s anti-people policies. It is claimed that 25 crore people will be involved in this strike. Employees of banking, coal, defense, public sector and transport sectors will participate in this strike.

At the same time, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has distanced herself from this strike. Banerjee said that she would support in the protests against NRC and CAA but she wanted to separate herself from Bharat Bandh

Ten central unions said in a statement that the Ministry of Labor has failed to give assurances on any demand of the workers, it was said to be completed in the meeting on 2nd January 2020. He says that the government’s attitude is not right towards the workers. There are various demands of union employees demanding a minimum wage of Rs 21,000 higher basic pension for all and withdrawal of government’s decision on privatization of profitable PSUs is included.

Apart from 60 student organizations some universities are all closed tomorrow and all these organizations will join the strike on the issue of commercialization of education and increase in fees and the trade union has blamed the JNU violence.


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