Over 10 trade unions and nearly 25 crore people will participate in a nationwide strike tomorrow to protest against the Centre’s “anti-people” policies. The unions that will join the strike include INTUC, AITUC, HMS, CITU, AIUTUC, TUCC, SEWA, AICCTU, LPF, UTUC and several sectoral independent federations & associations.
The unions had in September last year adopted a declaration to go on a nationwide strike, seeking reversal of many anti-worker, anti-people, anti-national policies of the Government.
“The Ministry of Labour has failed to assure on any of the demands of workers which called a meeting on January 2, 2020. The attitude of the government is that of contempt towards labour as we construe from its policies and actions,” the 10 central trade unions (CTUs) said in a statement released.
“We expect participation of not less than 25 crore of working people in the forthcoming National General Strike on January 8, 2020, to be followed by many more actions seeking reversal of the anti-worker, anti-people, anti-national policies of the Government,” the 10 CTUs said in a joint statement as cited by PTI.