Logo


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

Members of Trade unions burning an effigy of Prime Minister Narendra Modi during their nationwide strike against the Centre's policies
Members of Trade unions burning an effigy of Prime Minister Narendra Modi during their nationwide strike against the Centre's policies

Thenation-widestrikecalledbytradeunionsonFridayhadapartialimpact.WhilenormallifewasparalysedinLeft-ruledstatessuchasTripuraandKerala,metrocitiessuchasDelhiandMumbairemainedunaffected.InWestBengal,too,publicutilityservicesremainedshut. Thestrikewastopressthe12-pointcharterdemandsbytradeunionsincludingincreaseofminimumwagetoRs18,000amonth. Thegovernmentsaidsectorssuchasrailways,civilaviationandmajorportsremainedunaffected,whilebankingandinsurance,coal,telecomanddefenceproductionwerepartially ...