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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

Nationwide trade union strike disrupts transport, banking ops; Kerala most hit

Public transport services were disrupted and banking and insurance operations deranged as more than a million employees across the country struck work against "anti-labour" policies, bringing life to a standstill in parts of some states like Kerala.

Sep 02, 2016, 21:30 PM IST

Bharat Bandh: Trade unions strike to cost up to Rs 18,000 crore to economy

The all-India strike by central trade unions affecting trade, transport, key manufacturing facilities and banking services may cause an estimated loss of Rs 16,000-18,000 crore to the country's economy, an industry body said Friday.


Sep 02, 2016, 18:24 PM IST

Bharat Bandh: Strike by trade unions evokes mixed response; banking, transport and coal mining most hit

Normal life in various parts of the country was partly affected on Friday by the one-day nationwide strike by trade unions with banking, transport and coal mining being among the most impacted, while hundreds of workers were detained in Haryana, Jharkhand and West Bengal.

Sep 02, 2016, 15:18 PM IST

Bharat Bandh: Strike by 10 trade unions to hit essential services today

Trade union leaders claimed that the strike would be even bigger than the one last year on September 2 and expected the number of striking workers to swell to as much as 18 crore.

Sep 01, 2016, 20:31 PM IST

Bharat Bandh on Sept 2: Strike by 10 trade unions to hit banking, transport, telecom

Essential services such as banking, public transport and telecom may be hit Friday as 10 central trade unions (CTUs) will go on one-day nationwide strike against government's "indifference" towards their demands and effecting "anti-worker" changes in labour laws.

Sep 01, 2016, 17:19 PM IST

PSU bank employees to join trade union strike tomorrow

Banking operations are likely to be hit Friday as employees of six public sector banks have decided to join the stir that has been called by central trade unions to protest against "anti-labour policies" of the government.


Sep 01, 2016, 16:24 PM IST

Sept 2 nationwide strike to be bigger than last year's: Unions

As many as 10 central trade unions will go ahead with the general strike on Friday saying the government gave no heed to their 12-point charter of demands and is continuing with unilateral labour reforms.

Aug 31, 2016, 20:00 PM IST