Strike: WB secretariat records 65% attendance
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Last Updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2012, 14:09
Kolkata: Attendance at the West Bengal state secretariat, Writers' Buildings, was at an 'unusual' 65per cent during the 24-hour nationwide strike called by 11 central trade unions today.

The 65 percent attendance was unusual compared to the low figures during shutdowns in the past, secretariat sources said.

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee went around the secretariat to see for herself attendance in various departments.

Of the 6,000 employees at the state secretariat, 600 had stayed the night, while others arrived in the morning and some were still doing so by various modes of transport, secretariat sources said.

Food and other arrangements for employees who stayed overnight were made according to instructions by Chief Secretary Samar Ghosh.

Attendance at Writers' Buildings is usually taken as a yardstick of employee turnout during any strike or bandh in the state.


First Published: Tuesday, February 28, 2012, 14:09

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