Strike had no impact on normal life in Jharkhand
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Last Updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2012, 16:17
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.


First Published: Tuesday, February 28, 2012, 16:17

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