As a mark of protest to press for their long-pending demands, a nation-wide bandh will be observed on Wednesday, January 8, 2020.
As per media reports, thousands of workers from across the country are expected to participate in the all-India strike over 14 pending demands.
A total of 10 central trade unions on January 3 had called for a general strike or ‘Bharat Bandh’ on January 8. The call for a nation-wide strike came a day after the union leaders met the labor minister to hold talks about the government’s anti-labor policies.
The nation-wide protest has been called by the unions over their long-pending demands. The main demand of the workers is that the government drop the proposed labor reforms.
Government employees, bank employees, teachers and workers from various sectors. Banking operations are expected to take a hit on Wednesday as workers will join the protest. However, online transactions will not be hampered.
According to reports, the labor code on industrial relations was approved by the Union Cabinet in November 2018. The reforms seek to derecognize labor unions. The all-India general strike called by central trade unions on Wednesday aims to draw the government’s attention to the unfulfilled demands of these workers.