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DNA: Bharat Bandh hits normal life; Bengal, Kerala among most affected

A day-long nationwide strike today impacted normal life in various parts of the country with coal production, banking operations and transport services being hit the most, while violent clashes erupted in West Bengal resulting in arrest of over 1,000 persons.

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10 trade unions observe nationwide strike

10 trade union comprising bank, insurance, post office and a whole lot other are on strike today. An estimated 15 crore people will not be working though this massive strike. The strike has been called to increase the minimum salary allowance to Rs. 15000.

Biggest strike ever? 'Bharat Bandh' today, India braces for protest by trade unions
Biggest strike ever? 'Bharat Bandh' today, India braces for protest by trade unions

As the entire nation braces to bear the brunt of the nationwide 'Bharat Bandh', Wednesday may witness what the trade unions have called 'the biggest strike in the country ever'.

Tata Steel Pension Row: Another UK trade union joins fight

The UK's largest trade union Unite Wednesday announced holding a ballot for industrial action over Tata Steel's proposal to close the British Steel Pension Scheme (BSPS), even as the firm said it has "initiated action on de-risking its exposure to the scheme."

Australian police probe Labor Party member over Syria conflict

Australian police said on Sunday they were investigating a former trade union official and member of the Australian Labor Party following reports that he has travelled to Syria to join the fight against Islamic State militants.

Trade union leaders meet Jaitley

Trade union leaders Sunday met Finance Minister Arun Jaitley as part of their pre-budget consultation and asked the government not to dilute its stake in PSUs through disinvestment.

No plan to privatise Railways or Coal India,Jaitley assures unions

Trade union representative demanded that disinvestment in profit-making public sector units be stopped forthwith and budgetary support should be given for revival of potentially viable sick CPSUs.

Buses off roads in Tamil Nadu for second day, strike intensifies

Commuters were hit hard for the as a number of state run buses remained off the roads across Tamil Nadu due to a strike by employees of government-run transport corporations pressing for various demands, including wage revision, for the second day on Monday.

Hit by Nokia shut down, FOXCONN mulling layoff: Trade union

After suspension of production at Nokia's plant near here, an employee union fears lay-offs or production halt by the handset maker's major supplier FOXCONN.

Jaguar Land Rover UK staff reject pay deal, union calls for more talks

British workers at carmaker Jaguar Land Rover have voted against an offered pay rise and pension changes as Britain`s biggest trade union said the firm should return to the negotiating table or face a ballot for industrial action.

UK medical staff end four-hour strike

Thousands of nurses, midwives and ambulance staff, who were on a four-hour strike over payment rise, ended their protest on Monday morning.

Senior trade union leader S C S Menon passes away

Veteran independent trade union leader of Kerala S C S Menon passed away at his residence here after prolonged illness.

Govt amending labour laws without consulting us: trade unions

Alleging that the workers and labourers` interests were not being safeguarded in Rajasthan, several trade unions today said BJP government in the state was trying to amend labour and industrial laws without consulting them.

Massive opposition to `60-40` quotas in SA sports favouring black players

A South African civil rights body and trade union have said that they will oppose the implementation of 60-40 quotas in sports favouring black players.

Kerala trade unions to oppose Navy`s decision on CSL tender

Trade unions from Kerala have teamed up to oppose Navy`s decision to keep Cochin Shipyard Limited out of a tender process to build four large warships expected to be worth over Rs 20,000 crore.

Conditions not conducive for CIL stake sale: CoalMin to DoD

Ahead of the crucial meeting of CIL with the trade union on strike notice, the Coal Ministry has written to the Department of Disinvestment stating that the proposed stake sale in PSU is coming at a time when market conditions are not conducive for the same.

Govt serious about issues raised by trade unions: PM

These include demands on which there could be no disagreement such as demands for concrete measures for containing inflation, for generation of employment opportunities, for strict implementation of labour laws were unexceptionable, he said.

Kerala hit as trade unions` strike enters 2nd day

Normal life in Kerala was paralysed as the two-day nationwide strike called by Central trade unions entered the second day Thursday.