Bharat Bandh On 8th January 2020: Around 25 crore people will take part in the all India strike on January 8, 2020, called by 10 central trade unions. The call for ‘Bharat Bandh’ in January 2020 has been given to press for 14 demands.
Bharat Bandh On 8th Jan 2020 – All India Strike (All You Need To Know)
In a related development, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has would not stretch out help to the strike, which is planned for tomorrow. However, Tamil Nadu’s Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) and Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) have chosen to back the strike on January 8. Due to this some colleges/Universities have been postponed the exams scheduled on 8th January 2020.
“The Central Trade Unions conveyed their firm resolve after the meeting called by Union Labour Minister (on Thursday). The general strike on January 8, 2020 stands,” a joint statement issued by the 10 central trade unions said.
As indicated by DMK president MK Stalin, “the BJP-led government at the Centre is focussed on snatching the workers’ rights instead of protecting them”.
The Shiv Sena will also join the proposed all-India strike on January 8. Shiv Sena Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Raut said: “Many of you are astonished to see me here, but this is in solidarity with the cause of the workers of this country. In the past five years, the government has initiated many anti-labour policies which we strongly oppose.”
Bharat Bandh January 2020 Central Trade Unions Participating in Strike
Many of the Central Trade Unions are going to participating in Bharat Bandh on 8th January 2020. The participants include All India United Trade Union Centre (AIUTUC), Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU), Hind Mazdoor Sabha (HMS), All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC), Labour Progressive Federation (LPF), Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA), All India Central Council of Trade Unions (AICCTU), United Trade Union Congress (UTUC), Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC) and Trade Union Coordination Centre (TUCC).
Bank strike on 8th January 2020
Bank employees also going to participate in the Bharat Bandh on 8th January 2020. In 5 banks participating in the strike, the online transactions will not be effected.
Significant associations in the Indian banking have chosen to participate in the National General Strike called by central trade unions on January 8, 2020, said a top leader of All India Bank Employees’ Association (AIBEA).
In an announcement, the All India Bank Employees’ Association (AIBEA) general secretary CH Venkatachalam had last month said that workers of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), co-usable Banks, Regional Rural Banks (RRB), and Life Insurance Corporation of India and General Insurance sector will likewise join the strike.