Argentina`s largest cities ground to a halt Tuesday as transport unions went on strike, demanding tax cuts for low-income workers and putting the government on the defensive seven months out from general elections.
Much as in humans, the aim of a “Union” even when related with sovereign countries, is to expand a domain for the benefit of those uniting. The gain could be emotional, financial or related with security.
Commuters in several areas in the capital had to face a harrowing time as thousands of auto-rickshaw drivers went on a strike protesting the city government`s decision of making it mandatory installation of GPS in three-wheelers.
A newly-formed official
committee to look into the problems of Air India employees
would begin meetings with at least 14 unions representing a
cross-section of staffers including pilots from next week.
In labour disputes, the
aggrieved workmen/unions should be compulsorily heard by the
courts, before any order is passed, as otherwise, it would be
violation of the "principles of natural justice," the Supreme
Court has ruled.
A section of Air India employees on Sunday said that they would extend all possible cooperation on August 18, when private airlines will go on strike, to manage extra passenger load and ensure smooth functioning of services.