Bharat Bandh today: Two-day nationwide strike likely to hit banking, transportation

28 March 2022, 1:41 pm
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The two-day nationwide strike (Bharat Bandh) called by a joint forum of central trade unions has started on Monday (March 28, 2022) and is likely to hit some of the essential services related to banking, transportation, railways and electricity.

Trade unions, including INTUC, AITUC, HMS, CITU, AIUTUC, TUCC, SEWA, AICCTU, LPF and UTUC, demand scrapping of the proposed changes in labour laws, privatisation of any form and the national monetisation pipeline. Increased allocation of wages under MNREGA (Mahatma Gandhi Rural Employment Guarantee Act) and regularisation of contract workers are also part of their demands..

“We are expecting participation of over 20 crore formal and informal workers with mass mobilisation of workers across the country during the strike on March 28 and 29 to protest against government policies,” All Indian Trade Union Congress General Secretary Amarjeet Kaur told PTI news agency.

She said that the countrywide srike is expected to hit the rural parts also, where informal workers of farming and other sectors will join the protest.