Trade unions to hold strike, in­dus­try help­less

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LUD­HI­ANA: A na­tion-wide 24-hour strike called by ma­jor trade unions on Tues­day could crip­ple the coun­try's trans­port, bank­ing and postal sys­tems af­ter the gov­ern­ment's at­tempts to avert it re­mained un­suc­cess­ful.

On the joint call given by cen­tral trade unions, All In­dia Bank Em­ploy­ees' As­so­ci­a­tion also came out in sup­port of de­mands such as anti-labour and an­ti­worker poli­cies of the gov­ern­ment.

Knitwear Club pres­i­dent Vinod Tha­par said, "We feel help­less as the fi­nan­cial year is com­ing to an end and a day's day loss will af­fect our week­long sched­ule."

Ajit Lakra, pres­i­dent, Lud­hi­ana Knit­ters As­so­ci­a­tion, said, "We are not in favour of such a protest as these are not in the in­ter­est of our coun­try and it will ef­fect the pro­duc­tiv­ity of the in­dus­try."

DP Maur, gen­eral sec­re­tary, Joint Coun­cil of Trade Unions, said, "We are protest­ing against the anti-peo­ple poli­cies of the gov­ern­ment. We will hold a joint rally at the mini-sec­re­tariat to press for our de­mands."

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