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Strike affects banking sector in Jharkhand

Press Trust of India  |  Ranchi 

The two-day nationwide strike called by trade unions against the alleged repressive labour policies by the government partially affected normal life in with most banks remaining closed across the state.

of All (Chapter), told that the association has lent moral support to the striking trade unions in the sector.

We have given moral support to the trade unions agitation in the sector. Most of the banks across are closed after opening for a brief period in the day, Sandil said.

He, however, said that the functioned normally despite supporting the unions.

Meanwhile educational institutions, offices and vehicular traffic functioned normally across the state.

There was no impact of the strike in the Central Coalfields Ltd (CCL) headquarters in Ranchi with staff reporting for duty on time, a senior CCL said.

Production and dispatch of coal in Bharat Coking Coal Limited (BCCL) and (ECL) were badly affected in as labourers stayed away from duty.

A K Jha, the Rashtriya Mazdoor Colliery Sangh (RCMS) general secretary-cum-convener of the joint front of the central trade unions (INTUC, CITU, AICTU, HMS) said that due to the strike coal dispatch was affected as only 25-30 per cent cent of the miners marked attendance but did not work.

There was no law and order problem reported from anywhere in the state, police sources said.

In Jamshedpur, business establishments and educational institutions functioned normally, but banks were closed. The under the banner of Central Government Employees Federation staged sit-in near Income Tax office at Bistupur in the

The sector was also affected in Hazaribagh and Deoghar districts, though the functioned normally.

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First Published: Tue, January 08 2019. 18:30 IST