Traffic hit, banks closed: Trade unions' strike in pics
The 24-hour, nationwide strike by 10 trade unions on Wednesday to protest against changes in labour laws and privatisation of PSUs has crippled life in many parts of the country.Updated: Sep 03, 2015 21:55 IST
The 24-hour, nationwide strike by 10 trade unions to protest against changes in labour laws and privatisation of PSUs crippled life in many parts of the country on Wednesday.
More than 15 crore workers of the participating unions belong to the banking, manufacturing, construction and coal mining sectors. They are demanding implementation of their 12-point charter of demands. BJP-backed BMS and NFITU have, however, stayed away from the strike.
An auto-driver rests inside in his parked vehicle in Secunderabad. (AFP Photo)
Commuters wait for transport in Secunderabad. (AFP Photo)
Farmers blocked rail traffic at Dhanowali railway crossing near Jalandhar Cantt hit Amritsar-New Delhi rail traffic. (Pardeep Pandit / HT Photo)
Jalandhar-New Delhi national highway was blocked by farmers near Jalandhar Cantt. (Pardeep Pandit / HT Photo)
A man holds his daughter as they look at a notice board with information about a transport strike displayed in Secunderabad. (AFP Photo)
Members of AITUC participate in a protest rally in Secunderabad. (AFP PHOTO)