18 crore workers from 10 Central Trade Unions (CTU) are on strike today against the alleged anti-labour policies of BJP government, disrupting essential services.
Sectors like banking, transport, shipping could be effected, creating problems for common people. Railways won’t be taking part in the strike which is a big sigh of relief, as the demands of Railways is already looked into. This strike will majorly affect states like Haryana, Maharashtra, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala. Rs 25,000 crore loss could be suffered by the Indian economy because of this strike.
Last year on September 2, a similar strike was held in which around 14 crore workers had participated and this year the figures have increased by almost 4 crores.
There are various demands of CTU’s including, increment in minimum wage to Rs 18,000 a month and an assured pension of Rs 3,000 per month.