Trade Unions Go on 2-Day Nation-wide Strike

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Bhubaneswar: Around 20 crore employees from ten central trade union organization began a two-day nation-wide strike today protesting against the NDA government’s “anti-labour & anti-people policies”.

The impact of the strike was seen in Odisha, as normal life was hit with educational institutions including schools, colleges and universities remaining closed and businesses hit across several parts of the state.

Train services and other vehicular communication have also been affected at major cities in the State. Trade union activists staged “Rail Roko” at many places including Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Puri, Balasore, Jaleswar, Bhadrak, Sambalpur, Berhampur and Paradip.

In state capital Bhubaneswar, trade union activists staged picketing and and road blockade by burning tyres at several places. They also held a sit-in at Master Canteen Square.

Different political parties including the ruling BJD, employees of different sectors including banking, education, coal, steel and telecom have extended their support to the strike.