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Nationwide bandh to continue today; mixed response in first 24 hours

The strike has been called by ten major trade unions. 

Jan 08, 2019, 23:18 PM IST

Bharat Bandh: Clashes broke out between TMC and CPM workers in Asansol

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday claimed that the trade unions-called general strike would have no impact in the state

Jan 08, 2019, 10:25 AM IST

Bharat bandh: CPM workers detained in Kolkata

CPM workers protesting in support of 48-hour nationwide strike called by Central Trade Unions were detained by Kolkata police on Tuesday. 

Jan 08, 2019, 09:44 AM IST

Schools, colleges closed in Kerala, violence in West Bengal

The two-day-long nationwide strike called by major trade unions against the alleged repressive policies of the NDA government has thrown life out of gear in several states.

Jan 08, 2019, 07:35 AM IST

Bharat Bhandh: West Bengal government, trade unions brace up for confrontation

Two-day nationwide general strike on January 8-9 has been called by ten major trade unions.

Jan 08, 2019, 06:39 AM IST

Bharat Bandh: Two-day strike by major trade unions from today; banking, transport services to be hit

The strike has been called by ten major trade unions to protest against the Narendra Modi government’s alleged anti-worker policies and unilateral labour reforms.

Jan 08, 2019, 06:14 AM IST

Trade unions call for two-day national strike on January 8 against BJP's anti-people policies

Ten major trade unions have called the 2-day strike from Jan 8.

Sep 28, 2018, 23:14 PM IST

Coal India seeks to limit wage outgo

Coal India profits are under pressure due to sharp rise in expenses with wage being an important component.

Aug 20, 2017, 15:58 PM IST

Tax-free limit for gratuity hiked to Rs 20 lakh 

Formal sector workers may soon be eligible for up to Rs 20 lakh tax-free gratuity as central trade unions have agreed on the proposal in a tripartite consultation with the Labour Ministry. 

Feb 25, 2017, 22:43 PM IST

Bank employees to join national strike on September 2

Nearly 5 lakh bank union workers and officers are set to join the strike called by trade unions on September 2 to protest against what they call anti-people policies of the Modi government and labour reforms.

Aug 18, 2016, 17:51 PM IST

Bharat Bandh: As it happened...

The nationwide bandh called by 10 trade unions to protest against changes in labour laws and privatisation of PSUs has badly affected normal life in parts of West Bengal, Kerala, Himachal Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana. Financial services were hit as lakhs of bank and insurance employees across the country began a one-day strike to protest against the anti-trade union and worker policies of the central government.

Sep 02, 2015, 16:12 PM IST

Ten unions on strike: 7 things about Bharat Bandh

Here is a snapshot about what you need to know about today’s Bharat Bandh.

Sep 02, 2015, 13:58 PM IST

Normal life hit in Goa due to strike

Normal life was hit in Goa as ten central trade unions on Wednesday went on a day-long nationwide strike to protest against changes in labour laws and privatisation of PSUs.

Sep 02, 2015, 12:05 PM IST

Strike paralyses normal life in Left-ruled Tripura

Normal life in Left Front-ruled Tripura was on Wednesday paralysed following a nationwide day-long strike called by ten central trade unions.

Sep 02, 2015, 11:18 AM IST

Strike hits transport, banking in Telangana, Andhra

The nation-wide strike called by trade unions on Wednesday hit transport and banking services in both Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.

Sep 02, 2015, 11:10 AM IST

Shutdown hits commuters in Himachal Pradesh

The shutdown called by the trade unions against the central government's economic measures on Wednesday hit the commuters most as over 2,000 state roadways buses went off road.

Sep 02, 2015, 10:59 AM IST

Maharashtra joins 300 million workers in all India

 Maharashtra joined a staggering 300 million workers in the government and private sector, the financial sector, banks and financial institutions, and the farming community across the country for a day's token strike protesting what they alleged was the government's 'anti-exployees' policies here on Wednesday, a top organiser said.

Sep 02, 2015, 10:56 AM IST

Normal life partially affected by strike in West Bengal

Normal life was partially affected in West Bengal on Wednesday following the country-wide general strike called by 10 central trade unions against the policies of the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre.

Sep 02, 2015, 10:42 AM IST

Strike affects normal life in Kerala

The one-day strike called by trade unions to press their demands including withdrawal of proposed changes in the labour laws affected normal life across Kerala as shops downed shutters and vehicles remained off the roads.

Sep 02, 2015, 10:40 AM IST

Strike hits normal life in Punjab, Haryana

State-run buses services were affected in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh following the all-India strike call given by various trade organizations on Wednesday.

Sep 02, 2015, 10:39 AM IST