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".
Accusing the opposition of creating anarchy using taxis as a weapon, West Bengal government on Tuesday warned of stern action against errant drivers who force others from plying their vehicles creating great inconvenience for the people.
Like there are `undesirable elements` in all professions, a few head-load workers are indecent, but that does not mean all of them are bad, a union leader in Kerala said after a worker was arrested on charges of threatening a woman IAS officer.
The CITU on Wednesday termed as "unconstitutional" and "undemocratic" West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee urging the Election Commission to ban political parties calling strikes, saying it stemmed from her "desperation".
Accusing the ruling UPA of adopting anti-labour policies, the Centre for Indian Trade Unions (CITU) has asked industrial workers and those in other sectors to unite and show their strength to government.