Ranchi: The 24-hour nationwide strike called
by trade unions against the "anti-labour" polices of the
Central government today had no impact on normal life in
Jharkhand but leaders claimed it has affected coal production,
banking services and industrial work.
Schools, colleges and offices were open and vehicular
traffic was normal in the state.
"Employees of Bharat Coking Coal Limited (BCCL) and
Central Coalfields Limited (CCL) have participated in the
strike. While we got near total response from the workers of
BCCL, there was 70 per cent response at the coal areas under
CCL," claimed general secretary of National Coal Organisation
Employees Association R P Singh.
All India Bank Employees Association`s Jharkhand state
secretary Ram Avadh Singh also claimed "success" as almost all
bank employees across the state participated in the strike and
held demonstrations near the gates of several banks.
The strike also affected Adityapur industrial area in
Jamshedpur with Singhbhum Chamber of Commerce and Industries
office bearer Suresh Santhalia saying the strike was complete.