Ten unions on strike: 7 things about Bharat Bandh

Here is a snapshot about what you need to know about today’s Bharat Bandh.

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New Delhi: Here is a snapshot about what you need to know about today’s Bharat Bandh.

Essential services have been impacted with 10 central trade unions going ahead with one-day nationwide strike to protest against changes in labour laws

These ten unions claim a combined membership of 15 crore workers

Around 13 lakh employees and officers from 25 public sector banks, 11 private sector banks and nine foreign banks are on strike. Employees from 56 regional rural banks, 650 co-operative banks, the Reserve Bank, Nabard and Sidbi are also be on strike. In all, 14 unions representing bank employees and officers will be supporting the day-long stir called by 10 central trade unions.

These unions have already struck work three times since 2010, the last being for two days in February 2013.

12-points charter of demands, including withdrawal of the proposed anti-worker amendments in labour laws and stopping the disinvestment and privatisation of PSUs.

BJP-backed BMS and National Front of Indian Trade Unions have pulled out of the bandh.

Government has appealed them to withdraw the call in workers' and the nation's interest. 

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