More than 25crore-workers on Thursday can go for a nation-wide strike as more than 10 central unions have called for a strike to protest against the policies of the government. Many transport and banking facilities have also joined the protests and this can likely affect the transport and banking sector.
Central Unions called for Bharat Bandh
(Source - India TV News)
The UP government has already extended its act of Essential Services Maintenance which bans any strikes in corporations and departments for the next 6 months to tackle the bandh. Meanwhile, more than 10 central unions including INTUC, AITUC, HMS, CITU, AIUTUC, TUCC, SEWA, AICCTU, LPF, and UTUC have called for the strike while the BMS said they will participate in the bandh.
The unions have demanded a free ration and cash transfer of 7500 for non-tax-paying families along with the expansion of MGNREGA and rural employment scheme. Due to this demand, all the services have supported the Bandh and this may affect the whole nation.