Banks and ATMs are likely to be affected because of the Bharat Bandh
More than 10 trade unions and have called for Bharat Bandh, a nationwide strike, on Wednesday against government’s disinvestment, labour reform policies and privatization. As per the Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU), which is affiliated to CPI(M) Communist Party of India, more than 25 crores workers will participate in the nationwide strike.
Here is everything you need to know about the Bharat Bandh tomorrow
Trade Unions Participating in the Bandh:
- All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC)
- Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC)
- Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU)
- Hind Mazdoor Sabha (HMS)
- Trade Union Coordination Centre (TUCC)
- All India United Trade Union Centre (AIUTUC)
- All India Central Council of Trade Unions (AICCTU)
- Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA)
- Labour Progressive Federation (LPF)
- United Trade Union Congress (UTUC)
- Sectoral Independent Federations and association will also be a part of the Bharat Bandh.
As per a news agency, Bhartiya Mazdoor Sangh will not be taking part in the Bharat Bandh tomorrow.
The government has issued a warning saying that there will be consequences if the trade unions go for a 24-hour nationwide-strike. The Ministry of Personnel had issued a detailed order yesterday warning the government employees not to take a part in the strike call given by the central trade unions. The Department of Personnel has also prohibited government employees and servants from participating in any kind of strike.
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Demand of strike:
The workers will go on protest against the central government policies and will press for 12-point common demands of the working class on minimum wage, social security and few other issues.
Banks to also be part of Bharat bandh:
According to the statement by the IBA (Indian Bank’s Association), six bank unions have decided to take part in January 8, 2020 Bharat Bandh. Baking services such as branch services and ATMs are expected to be affected by this strike. However, your online transactions like NEFT, IMPS won’t be affected. The bank workers are protesting against the merger of public sector banks.
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