Nagpur: It is the first ever nation-wide strike by various workers’ unions in the regime of Modi government which was being held on Sept. 2, 2015, Wednesday.
Except Bhartiya Mazdoor Sangh and National Front of Indian Trade Unions, the representatives of all other registered workers’ unions joined the nation-wide strike. Workers’ leaders claimed that more than 10 crore people across the country including Nagpur joined the strike.
It may be mentioned that Union Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya had appealed to all Labour Unions to call off their proposed strike, but the Unions rejected his appeal. Dattatreya however said that the strike would not be allowed to affect the emergency services. According to him, the government is preparing all welfare schemes in favour of workers by amending the Laws.
Due to strike on Wednesday, the city railway station bore a deserted look and no autorickshaws plying in the city were noticed. The strike badly affected the banking transactions. Surprisingly, despite efforts made by Modi government the strike could not be called off.
All the ten Labour Unions have made it clear that due to central government’s anti-labour policy the ongoing strike would not be called off. The ‘kam band’ caused by strike affected several manufacturing units, auto and bus services, public transport, banks, coal mining and insurance sectors in particular. All works in coal mines have come to stand still.
Central Railway PRO Patil informed that the train service was not affected by strike and the trains were running in their scheduled timings.