Public transport in most of the cities across the country has been affected by the bandh call issued by the trade unions, affecting the routine of the people. Central trade unions have called for a nation-wide strike today to protest against proposed labour reforms.
“This strike is against the Road Safety Bill and Transport Act and the labour laws as well. The strike has been called by the All India Transport Federation,” said a trade union worker.
"They have proposed deterrent punishment for the drivers under the new provisions, which will make it difficult for the drivers,” he added.
|Effects of Trade Union's Strike in Different Parts of the Country||Reactions Over the Trade Union's Strike|
1. Tamil Nadu
6. West Bengal
1. Congress: Congress on Wednesday launched an attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA government, saying that it has lost its credibility and so a nationwide labour strike has been called. (Read more)
2. All India Trade Union Congress: The All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC) on Wednesday asserted that trade unions' nation-wide strike over anti-worker policies has been effective. (Read more)
However, the members said that the union has not asked its drivers to go for the strike, they voluntarily participated in the strike.
“The new laws by the government have been made against the employees so the union members have decided to show their strength to the government,” said another member.
“We have stopped all our services to people for the next 24 hours,” he added.
Essential services are likely to be impacted today with 10 central trade unions going ahead with one-day nationwide strike to protest against changes in labour laws.