Mixed response to trade unions strike in Gujarat

Ahmedabad: The nation-wide strike called by trade unions received a mixed response here with banking and insurance sectors functioning at half its strength while transportation remaining unaffected.

According to a State Bank of India spokesperson, all the clerical staff and non-supervisory staff were on strike, while all officers were on duty.

Due to the strike, banking operations have been affected across the state and the city, as branches were open but there was nobody to conduct the transactions.

All central government offices saw partial attendance with most of the clerical and lower level staff not turning up. However, top officials remained present in offices.

The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) run buses were operating as per schedule. However, their frequency were reduced in anticipation of violence.

There were protest marches and demonstrations at the Labour Commissioners office in Lal Darwaja area by members of the over 22 trade unions in the city.