Trade unions including BMS are likely to announce general strike on September 2
Unions likely to give strike call for Sept-2
New Delhi, May 25 (PTI) Trade unions including BJP-backed Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) are likely to announce general strike on September 2, to protest against government’s indifference towards their 10-point agenda and unilateral labour reforms.
The formal announcement for one day general strike on September 2, is expected to be made here tomorrow at the National Convention of Central Trade Unions.
“As many as 11 trade unions including BMS were unanimous to go on a one day strike to protest against government’s unilateral labour reforms and indifference towards 10-points charter of workers organisations,” said a source who attended the meeting.
The source further said: “The central trade unions will make formal announcement tomorrow regarding one day strike on September 2 and declaration on government anti-worker and anti-people polices.”
In the wake of unions protest, the government has constituted an inter-ministerial panel on Saturday to hold “threadbare discussions” with representatives of unions on 10-point charter of demand and other issues being raised by them and for recommending measures to address those issues.