Trade unions' strike on Jan 8-9: Buses, cabs to stay off the road, banks to be closed in Karnataka


BENGALURU: The Normal life is likely to be disrupted on Tuesday and Wednesday as the wake of a two-day nationwide protest called by trade unions against the Centre’s anti-labour policies.

As per the report, the strike will be effective from January 8 at 6 am to January 9 till 5 pm.

Banking services are likely to be affected on January 8-9, due to the nationwide strike.

On Saturday, notice for which was served by the All India Bank Employees Association (AIBEA) and the Bank Employees Federation of India (BEFI).

The strike has been called demanding withdrawal of Motor Vehicles Amendment Act 2017, to protect the transport sector business and demanding implementation of social security act for unorganised labourers.

As per the report, transport will be hit in Karnataka. Four unions including Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC), Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC), Autorickshaw unions, Taxi owners have extended their support to the protest against the Modi government

Ten major trade unions including INTUC, AITUC, HMS, CITU, AIUTUC, AICCTU, UTUC, TUCC, LPF and SEWA, have also called for the two-day nationwide general strike on January 8, 9, against the anti-worker and anti-trade union policies of the central government. BMTC buses, as well as KSRTC buses, will not ply on these days.

However, flights, trains, Namma Metro will function as usual on these two days. Ola and Uber too are unlikely to render services for these two days.

With transport being hit, schools and colleges are likely to be closed. The deputy commissioners of each district have been given the right to take a call on the declaration of a holiday. However, some schools have declared a holiday because bus drivers are joining the strike.

Even though, Karnataka State Anganwadi Workers’ Association president, S Varalakshmi said that the Anganwadis will remain shut during these days.

As per the report, emergency services like hospitals, ambulance service, medical shops, milk booths will be open.


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