Bharat Bandh: Trade Unions begin two-day nationwide strike

Trade Unions Protest
Trade Unions Protest, Image : ANI

New Delhi, Jan 8: The Central Trade Unions (CTUs) on Tuesday began a two-day strike (January 8 and 9) across the country against the Narendra Modi government’s alleged repressive policies for workers.

As many as 10 CTUs including INTUC, AITUC, HMS, CITU, and AIUTUC, among others with around 20 crore workers affiliated to them are participating in the strike.

The Unions are demanding minimum wages, social security schemes and against privatisation of public and government sector and others.

Several incidents of violence and clash have been also reported from different parts of the country.

A clash between the TMC and CPM workers broke out in West Bengal’s Asansol during 48-hour nationwide strike.

Meanwhile, traffic movement is affected on National Highway 16 due to protest in Bhubaneswar.

Updates:

Clash between TMC and CPM workers in Asansol

Visuals from Hubli

Police in Kolkata detain CPM workers protesting

Members of CTUs block commuters in Bhubaneswar

Protestors block railway line in Howrah

Visuals from Guwahati

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