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Unions call 2-day nationwide strike in Jan to protest anti-labour policies

RSS-affiliated BMS will not participate in the strike

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Somesh Jha New Delhi
Ten central trade unions on Friday declared a two-day nationwide strike on January 8 and 9 to protest against job losses caused by the government’s policies that lead to economic downturn and labour law violations.

The call for strike was given by the unions at the National Convention of Workers held in New Delhi on Friday. Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS)-affiliated Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) was not a part of the convention and will not take part in the strike.

“Most of the issues raised by unions from time-to-time are related to enforcement of existing labour laws. Trade unions should focus

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First Published: Sep 28 2018 | 2:23 PM IST

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