Trade Unions call for nationwide strike on November 26

All-India strike called by the joint trade unions on November 26 as mark of protest against the Union government’s alleged anti-labour policies, including labour law reforms and farm laws. The joint committee of 10 central trade unions and several other independent trade unions have also decided to back a two-day farmers’ agitation on November 26 & 27.

The 24-hour strike would be from November 25 midnight to November 26 midnight. While addressing the media on Saturday, union leaders announced that workers belonging to all the sectors, except those who are part of essential services, would participate in 26th November 2020 strike.

The union leaders sought the solidarity of private vehicles owners and requested them not to hit road except for emergencies.

Besides 10 major trade unions, employees’ unions in insurance, banking, Railways and State and Central government institutions will also take part in the bandh. Around 1.6 crore workers will be a part of the ‘Bharat Bandh’ call.

As per the union leaders, the major demands include abolition of anti-labour and anti-farmer bills, payment of Rs 7500/- in the accounts of each non-tax paying family, monthly supply of 10kg of food grain to needy families, MGNREGS expansion to give 200 workday every year, higher wages and the scheme’s implementation in urban areas, end to privatisation in sectors such as railways, ports, defence, power, aviation, mining and finance and no forced dismissal of employees in PSUs and pension for everyone.