You Need to Know Wednesday Bharat Bandh What is the main demand? What’s the problem? Who is participating in the strike?
What is the main demand? What’s the problem? The main demand of the workers for the government is to abandon the proposed labor reform policy. The unions have objected to amendments to labor law. They have demanded that these amendments be removed. A proposal to merge 44 labor laws into four codes has been tabled in the Lok Sabha. It is classified as wage, industrial relations, social security, and a secure employment environment. The Labor Code on Industrial Relations was adopted at the Central Cabinet Meeting held in November 2018. The Code contains a number of amendments, including the withdrawal of trade union considerations and the relaxation of employers’ decision-making rules to facilitate employers. The Social Security Labor Code does not cover 93 percent of employees in the unorganized sector. In addition, when employees strike under the Code, it is defined as casual leave. A union can only be considered if it has the support of over 75% of workers. Labor is urging that these amendments be removed.
Other major demands put forward by various trade unions include raising the monthly minimum wage from Rs 21,000 to Rs 24,000. Publicly owned enterprises must stop privatizing enterprises, repeal the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), National Citizenship Registration (NRC) and National Population Registration (NPR) decisions.
Who is participating in the strike? Many organizations, from industrial trade unions to women’s and farmers’ unions, will take part in the strike. Various left parties and central trade unions will announce their support for the strike. All India Trade Union Center (AITUC), Center for Indian Trade Unions (CITU), All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC), Hind Majdur Sabha (HMS), Self Employed Women Union (Sewa), All India Trade Unions Central Board (AICCU), Labor Progress Organization (LPF), United Trade Union Congress (UTUC), India National Trade Union Congress (IA Tiyusi) and the Trade Union Coordination Center are participating unions. An estimated 20 crore employees are expected to take part in the strike.
Bank unions support center for the strike, Co-operative, Regional Rural Bank employees and Indian Life Insurance Corporation employees have also decided to take part in the strike. Indian Banks Association (IBA) and six bank unions are participating in the strike. Banking services, especially ATMs, can be vulnerable to branch services. But online transactions don’t hurt. Bank employees are mainly in demand for their pay increases. Opposition to bank mergers and bank reforms.
Most India will be quiet on Wednesday. Millions of workers will take part in the All India Band on January 8 (Wednesday) as called by the central trade unions. This can disrupt life and daily activities. The band has received support from not only trade unions but also many organizations, associations, unions and political parties across the country. Government employees, bank employees, teachers and millions of people from various sectors, including steel and railways, are participating in the strike.
SO THE BANDH WILL BE ON WEDNESDAY 8.1.2020