A flash mob attacked at least eight factories in the capital on Thursday during the final day of a two-day nationwide strike called by major trade unions, police said.
Lucknow seems to be witnessing a relatively greater impact. State transport buses are not running here today and all public sector banks are closed
There's partial impact of the bandh in Bangalore too, where most IT firms and shops are open. However, fewer autos and buses can be seen on the roads. Schools and colleges are closed too.
In Kolkata, few taxis are plying on roads, but most of the factories and shops are open
It's Day 2 of the nationwide strike called by 11 major trade unions across India. So far, there is partial impact of the strike in Delhi - few autos are off the roads; DTC buses are not participating in the strike
Commuters in the city faced hardships as a section of auto rickshaws and taxis remained off the road in support of the two-day nationwide strike called by 11 trade unions.
Concrete measures to contain price rise.
Concrete measures for employment generation.
Strict enforcement of labour laws.
Universal social security cover for organized and unorganized workers and creation of National Social Security Fund.
Stoppage of disinvestment in central and state PSUs / undertakings.
No contractorisation of work of permanent / perennial nature and payment of wages and benefits to the contract workers at the same rate as available to the regular workers of the industry / establishment.
Amendment of Minimum Wages Act to ensure universal coverage irrespective of the schedules and fixation of statutory minimum wage at not less than Rs. 10, 000 linked with cost price index.
Remove all ceilings on payment and eligibility of bonus, provident fund; increase the quantum of gratuity.
Assured Pension for all.
Compulsory registration of trade unions within a period of 45 days and immediate ratification of the ILO Conventions Numbers 87 and 98.
While Mumbai's dabbawalas, who ferry food to office-goers, are working as usual, a majority of the shops, eateries and commercial establishments opened this morning with their shutters half down but prepared to close down anytime.
- The two-day Bharat bandh called by 11 major trade unions today severely impacted banking services, crippled public transport in cities and claimed one person's life in violence.
- Trade unionists said 10 crore workers will be taking part in the strike.
- Industry body Assocham estimates that the loss to the economy will be 15-20 thousand crore rupees.
India's financial sector was crippled as all banks, insurance companies and commercial establishments in Mumbai remained shut on the first of the two-day nationwide strike, Although suburban trains, buses, cabs and private vehicles here were running normally, the usual peak hour crowds were relatively thin.
Buses in the state are plying without conductors.
Auto-rickshaws stay off roads
The 48-hour nationwide strike called by central trade unions hit normal life across Kerala on Wednesday with workers from varied sectors, including transport and banking, staying away from work to protest the UPA government's economic and labour policies.
The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry (Assocham) said the two-day strike was expected to cause an estimated loss of Rs. 15,000-20,000 crore.
Mamata Banerjee says government employees must attend work or be docked their day's pay