Trade Union Strike Today
Apparently trade unions want a bunch of stuff and the Government is saying we are working on it. More below.
10 central trade unions are on strike today. The protestors are striking against the anti-worker economic policies of the government.
The sectors which are going to be affected widely will be coal, power, cement, textiles, oil, aviation, banks, insurance and post office. The transport sector in Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Punjab will be completely closed.
The 10 trade unions who are participating in the strike are: CITU, INTUC, AITUC, Hind Mazdoor Sabha, AIUTUC, TUCC, SEWA, AICCTU, UTUC and LPF.
The trade unions suggested that wages for unskilled workers could range from Rs 7,100 to Rs 10,000 per month while for skilled workers it would range between Rs 14,200 and Rs 20,000. Unions have demanded a minimum wage of Rs 15,000 a month. more