The two-day nationwide strike and Bharat Bandh by trade unions had mixed impact in some States

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Trade unions have a hold on the masses and can make mass mobilisation during strikes. They have again called for a strike to get their demands met. It is a fact that this will affect the country and cause a great loss to the country, but please note that no trade union ever talks about it.

Bharat Bandh

New Delhi – Trade unions had declared a two-day nationwide strike on 28th and 29th March protesting against the Government policies. On 28th March, the Bandh’s effect was seen in States like Haryana, Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, and Tamil Nadu. Trade unions staged protests in these States. The employees of the Railways, Roadways, Transport, and Electricity Departments also supported the Bharat Bandh.

According to trade unions, the BJP Government at the Centre is happy with the results of the recent elections held in five states and has started taking decisions against the interests of the workers. The interest rate on EPF has been reduced from 8.5 % to 8.1 % and petrol, diesel, LPG, kerosene, and CNG prices have skyrocketed.

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