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Trade Union Strike: All You Need To Know

  • The strike is about?

Millions of workers in industrial units, banks, transport, power, and government services across India will take part in a day’s strike on Friday to oppose the NDA government’s “anti-labour” policies and demand better wages.

  • How this strike impacts common man?

Public transport services will surely be affected as many auto rickshaw unions in cities such as Delhi, Hyderabad and Bengaluru have decided to stay off roads. Banks, government offices and factories will also remain close

  • How Centre tried to lure unions?

After an emergency meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya and Power Minister Piyush Goyal, an appeal was made to the unions to call off their strike. Jaitley also vouched that the government will release state employees’ bonuses for the last two years, and increase minimum wages for unskilled labourers .

  • Will schools open?

Schools and colleges have so far not declared an official holiday.

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