Trade unions to hold strike, industry helpless
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."