Eight trade unions backing call for strike tomorrow
Government employees and many of those working in the private sector will go on a one-day countrywide general strike tomorrow under the banner of eight major trade unions including Congress-affiliated INTUC against price rise, violation of labour laws and disinvestment of PSUs.
“Nearly six crore workers will participate in the strike across the country. Those employed in private sector will also join the strike in many places,” AITUC general secretary and CPI MP Gurudas Dasgupta told PTI here today.
AITUC, CITU, HMS, AIUTUC, TUCC, AICCTU, UTUC and federations of different categories of workers and employees will participate in the general strike, which has been called by Coordination Committee of Central Trade Unions headed by INTUC president G Sanjeeva Reddy, he said.