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Trade unions nationwide strike on November 26

NEW DELHI, NOV 22 (AGENCIES) | Publish Date: 11/22/2020 11:40:20 AM IST

Ten central trade unions have declared to go ahead with their planned nationwide general strike on November 26 and also announced their support to a two-day farmers’’ agitation next week. The union leaders said workers from all sectors, except those involved in essential services, would take part in the national strike.

In addition to the 10 major trade unions, employees’ organisations in banking, insurance, Railway as well as State and Central government institutions would take part in the strike. Taxi drivers and workers from the unorganised sector too would be participating. An estimated 1.6 crore workers will be part of the 24-hour strike, which will be from November 25 midnight to November 26 midnight.

The major demands raised by the unions include withdrawal of anti-farmer and anti-labour bills, depositing of Rs.7,500 in the accounts of all non-tax paying families, provision of 10 kilogram of food grains every month to families in need, expansion of MGNREGS to provide 200 work days per year with increased wages and implementation of the scheme in urban areas also, end to privatisation in defence, railways, ports, aviation, power, mining and finance sectors etc.

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