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Strike evokes mixed response

Strike was to press the 12-point charter demands by trade unions including increase of minimum wage to Rs 18,000 a month

BS Reporters & Agencies  |  New Delhi/Kolkata 

The nation-wide strike called by trade unions on Friday had a partial impact. While normal life was paralysed in Left-ruled states such as Tripura and Kerala, metro cities such as Delhi and Mumbai remained unaffected.

In West Bengal, too, public utility services remained shut. The strike was to press the 12-point charter demands by trade unions including increase of minimum wage to Rs 18,000 a month. The government said sectors such as railways, civil aviation and major ports remained unaffected, while banking and insurance, coal, telecom and defence production were partially ...

First Published: Sat, September 03 2016. 00:40 IST
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