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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.