All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC) on Thursday said that the land acquisition Bill by the Centre will help corporate and land mafia in grabbing farmers' land and it will launch a nationwide protest against the legislation on May 14.
Commuters were left stranded and harried on Thursday as Kolkata's taxis stayed off the roads again after their unions called an indefinite strike to press for a fare hike and to protest "police excesses".
An early end to the six-day old indefinite strike by more than 10,000 contract labourers of Neyveli Lignite Corporation looked bleak with first round of tripartite conciliatory talks held here on Monday ending in a deadlock.
The AITUC on Sunday charged
the UPA Government at the Centre with giving into pressures
from big business corporate houses instead of trying to
alleviate sufferings of the masses hit hard by price rise.