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Bharat Bandh: Police detain CPM workers in Kolkata, railway lines blocked in Howrah

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 08 January 2019, 03:08 PM
The 48-hour-long national strike is likely to have a major impact in Left-dominated states of Kerala and West Bengal (Photo: Twitter@ANI)
The 48-hour-long national strike is likely to have a major impact in Left-dominated states of Kerala and West Bengal (Photo: Twitter@ANI)

Central Trade Unions have launched a two-day Bharat bandh in protest against the government's alleged anti-worker policies and unilateral labour reforms. As many as 10 CTUs with at least 20 crore workers affiliated to them have joined the strike. The 48-hour-long national strike is likely to have a major impact in Left-dominated states of Kerala and West Bengal. "As many as 10 Central Trade Unions (CTUs) have joined hands to go on a two-day nationwide strike from tomorrow. We expect 20 crore workers to join the strike. This is the largest number of workers from formal and informal sectors joining the strike against anti-people and anti-worker policies of the BJP-led central government," Amarjeet Kaur, general secretary of AITUC, told reporters in a joint press conference of the 10 CTUs on Monday. 

Below are the live updates on Bharat Bandh

  Jan 08, 2019  11:00 (IST)

Clashes reported between TMC and CPM workers in Asansol.

  Jan 08, 2019  10:59 (IST)

Central Trade Union protests underway at Rupsa, Jaleswar and Datan in Bhadrak- Kharagpur railway section and Raghunathbari in Haldia railway section.

  Jan 08, 2019  10:58 (IST)

Police in Kolkata detain CPM workers protesting in support of 48-hour nationwide strike called by Central Trade Unions. Their demands include minimum wages and social security schemes among others.

  Jan 08, 2019  10:00 (IST)

Odisha: Members of Central Trade Unions hold protests & block commuters in Bhubaneswar demanding minimum wages and social security schemes among others. Central Trade Unions have called a 48-hour nationwide strike over several demands.

  Jan 08, 2019  09:50 (IST)

Assam: Central Trade Unions have called a two-day nationwide strike demanding minimum wages and social security schemes among others; Visuals from Guwahati

First Published: Tuesday, January 08, 2019 09:49 AM

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