Bharat Bandh highlights: Action against Kerala govt employees who abstain from work to take part in strike

Updated on Mar 28, 2022 11:27 PM IST

Bharat Bandh highlights: States across India woke up to deserted streets on day-1 of Bandh . Banking, transportation, insurance and other such services have been affected.

The call for Bandh has been given by a joint forum of central trade unions to protest against government policies affecting workers, farmers, and people.
The call for Bandh has been given by a joint forum of central trade unions to protest against government policies affecting workers, farmers, and people.(ANI Photo)

Bharat Bandh is being observed for two-days starting Monday. The call for Bandh has been given by a joint forum of central trade unions to protest against 

government policies affecting workers, farmers, and people. 

States across the country woke up to deserted streets on the first day of the Bandh. Banking, transportation, insurance and other such services have been affected. 

In West Bengal, members of the Left Front blocked railway tracks at Jadavpur Railway Station in Kolkata and other regions in the state. In some places, protestors scuffled with police when they tried to remove blockades. 

All Indian Trade Union Congress General Secretary Amarjeet Kaur told news agency PTI on Sunday that more than 20 crore formal and informal workers with mass mobilisation of workers across the country will protest against government policies on Monday and Tuesday. 

On Sunday, the Union power ministry issued an advisory to all state governments and electricity authorities to prepare themselves to ensure maintenance and reliability of the electricity grid during the bandh. 

 

 

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  • Mar 28, 2022 09:43 PM IST

    Disciplinary action against employees who abstain from work to participate in strike: Kerala govt

    After getting pulled up by Kerala high court on its employees participating in the ongoing two-day nationwide strike, state government said on Monday that “disciplinary proceedings” will be initiated against workers who abstain from work for taking part in the Bharat Bandh.

  • Mar 28, 2022 03:05 PM IST

    Kerala HC bars state govt employees from participating in strike

    Kerala high court on Monday barred state government employees from taking part in the two-day nationwide strike currently underway, saying they don't come under the umbrella of workers and their participation in the strike is against service rules. Read more

  • Mar 28, 2022 01:56 PM IST

    Union minister slams Kerala CM for supporting Bandh

    Union minister V Muraleedheeran on Monday targeted Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan and his government for supporting the two-day Bharat Bandh. 

  • Mar 28, 2022 01:42 PM IST

    Essential services not affected in Kerala due to Bandh

    Essential services in Kerala including milk, newspapers, hospitals, ambulances were not affected due to the ongoing bandh. 

  • Mar 28, 2022 01:16 PM IST

    Tamil Nadu: Auto drivers charge exorbitant fares amid impact on bus services

    Commuters in different cities of Tamil Nadu complained on Monday that auto drivers are charging exorbitant fares amid as majority of bus services across the state were not in operation due to the two-day Bharat Bandh. 

  • Mar 28, 2022 12:51 PM IST

    Banking services partially affected in Puducherry

    Banking services in Puducherry have been partially affected due to the two-day Bharat Bandh. Schools and government offices were functioning normally in the Union Territory and bus services were plying as usual. 

  • Mar 28, 2022 12:15 PM IST

    Public transport services affected in Haryana due to Bandh

    Public transport services have been affected in Haryana as Roadways employees joined the protests against government policies. 

  • Mar 28, 2022 11:44 AM IST

    Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh refuses to participate in strike

    The Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh, a trade union affiliated with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), has refused to participate in the two-day bandh, by saying that the strike is politically motivated. 

  • Mar 28, 2022 11:42 AM IST

    Left, DMK MPs protest at Gandhi statue in Delhi over Bandh

  • Mar 28, 2022 11:09 AM IST

    Farmers to actively participate in strike, says SKM

    The Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) said on Monday that farmers will actively participate in the two-day Bharat Bandh to protest against government policies. 

  • Mar 28, 2022 10:33 AM IST

    Maharashtra invokes MESMA to bar state-run electricity companies' employees to join protests

    The Maha Vikas Aghadi government in Maharashtra has invoked the Maharashtra Essential Services Maintenance Act (MESMA), barring state-run electricity companies employees from joining the protests during the two-day Bharat Bandh. 

    State government sources told news agency PTI on Sunday that electricity consumption in Maharashtra has already gone up t and there is a shortage of coal as well. They added that organising protests at this point of time will lead to inconvenience to farmers, industries and the general public. 

  • Mar 28, 2022 10:13 AM IST

    Banks closed in New Delhi on day-1 of Bandh

    Public sector banks in the national capital are closed on the first day of the nationwide bandh. 

  • Mar 28, 2022 10:03 AM IST

    In photos: How India observes day-1 of Bandh

    Residents of Thiruvananthapuram woke up to empty streets on Monday.  (ANI Photo)
    Residents of Thiruvananthapuram woke up to empty streets on Monday.  (ANI Photo)

    The first-day of the Bharat Bandh is being observed across the country on Monday and Tuesday. This is the first major strike after the recently concluded assembly elections in five states and the year long farmers' agitation against the Centre's farm laws. Read more

  • Mar 28, 2022 09:53 AM IST

    CPI (M) MP moves motion for suspension of business in Rajya Sabha over Bandh

    Amid the ongoing session of Parliament, CPI(M) MP Bikashranjan Bhattacharyya has moved the motion for suspension of business in Rajya Sabha under Rule 267 to discuss the issue of the Bharat Bandh.

  • Mar 28, 2022 09:01 AM IST

    West Bengal: Left Front members block railway tracks at Jadavpur Railway Station

  • Mar 28, 2022 08:28 AM IST

    Roads in Kerala's Thiruvananthapuram deserted

    Residents of Thiruvananthapuram woke up to empty streets on Monday as Kerala is observing the two-day nationwide bandh. 

  • Mar 28, 2022 08:18 AM IST

    West Bengal observes 2-day Bharat Bandh

  • Mar 28, 2022 08:04 AM IST

    Transport services might be affected too

    Roadways and transport workers will also join the protests today and transport services across India might be affected. 

  • Mar 28, 2022 07:31 AM IST

    What are the demands of trade unions?

    Several trades unions in India, which have called the two-day bandh to protest against government policies, have demanded scrapping the proposed changes in labour laws, hike in wages under MGNREGA, regularisation of contract workers among others. 

  • Mar 28, 2022 06:46 AM IST

    Banking services might be hit during Bandh

    Bank employees are expected to join the protests against government policies due to which banking services might be hit during the 2-day Bharat Bandh. 

    The All India Bank Employees Association, which is the country's oldest and largest trade union of bank employees, said it will Bandh to protest against several issues including increased unemployment, reduced wages, privatisation of public sector banks etc. 

  • Mar 28, 2022 06:07 AM IST

    State govt offices in Bengal to remain open during Bandh

    The Trinamool Congress (TMC) led government in West Bengal has said that all government offices in the state will remain open during the Bandh. 

    "In view of calls given by different trade unions and others for a 48 hours' nationwide strike/bandh on March 28 and 29, 2022, it has been decided that all state government offices including those provided with Grants-in-Aid by the state government shall remain open and all the employees shall report for duty on those days," the government said in a statement on Saturday. 

  • Mar 28, 2022 06:01 AM IST

    Two-day nationwide strike to begin today

    A two-day bharat bandh to protest against government policies affecting affecting workers, farmers, and people will start from Monday. 

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