Trade Union's Country-wide Strike Over Proposed Labour Laws Cripples Public Transport

The concerned Divisional Managers have been appointed as Nodal Officer for their respective Divisions and asked to set up 24-hour Control Room

Published: 02nd September 2015 10:39 AM  |   Last Updated: 02nd September 2015 01:46 PM   |  A+A-


Congress protesters damage a Government bus during their 'Bangla Bandh' in Murshidabad district of West Bengal. |PTI

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 CountryReactions Over the Trade Union's Strike

1. Tamil Nadu

2. Kerala

3. Andhra Pradesh and Telangana

4. Odisha

5. Bihar

6. West Bengal

7. Maharashtra

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.

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