Trade Unions

  • Kolkata taxis' indefinite strike from September 18 September 11, 2014

    Kolkata: Kolkata taxi drivers have decided to go on an indefinite strike from September 18 to protest police "excesses" while demanding a fare hike. To add to the woes of the commuters, transport workers affiliated to eight central trade unions, including the Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU), Indian National Trade...
  • Government amending labour laws without consulting us: Trade Unions June 16, 2014

    Alleging that the workers and labourers' interests were not being safeguarded in Rajasthan, several trade unions on Monday said BJP government in the state was trying to amend labour and industrial laws without consulting them. "The labour laws are not being implemented properly causing a loss of wages, working hardships, and...
  • J&K: Two-day strike by trade union affects work in govt offices September 10, 2013

    Work in government offices in Jammu and Kashmir was severely affected on Tuesday due to the two-day strike called by the employees' trade union to press for their demands including enhancing the retirement age from 58 to 60 years. Most of the government offices were locked out while attendance in some...
  • Manesar: Maruti's sacked workers to hold protest today July 18, 2013

    Gurgaon: Nearly 250 workers, who were terminetd from Maruti Suzuki's Manesar facility on July 18, 2012, are likely to stage protest in collaboration with local trade union bodies. The protesters would demand the release of their jailed colleagues. Violence had erupted on July 18 last year after a suspended...
  • Tamil newspaper says staff attacked in Sri Lanka April 3, 2013

    Colombo: A group of unidentified men attacked the office of a Tamil newspaper in Sri Lanka's former war zone on Wednesday, injuring several staffers and damaging equipment at the publication known for its government criticism. The attack is the latest in a series of assaults and threats on the staff of...
  • Sri Lankan trade unions threaten to block goods from TN April 3, 2013

    Colombo: Trade unions manning Sri Lanka's main port have threatened to block about $2 billion worth of imports and exports to the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, media reports said in Colombo on Wednesday. The pro-government trade union coalition named the "Organisation for Protecting Harbor Solidarity" has held a protest...
  • First ear, then eye: The cost of joining the strike in WB February 23, 2013

    Kolkata: A brick kiln worker was seriously injured and his eye severely damaged after he was attacked allegedly by Trinamool Congress supporters for participating in the trade union strike of Wednesday and Thursday. The incident occurred in West Bengal's South 24 Parganas district Thursday night. "I did not report to...
  • TMC claims its workers did not chop off panchayat member's ear February 21, 2013

    Kolkata: The Trinamool Congress on Thursday claimed that no worker of the party was involved in chopping off an ear of a panchayat employee for failing to report to work on day one of the trade union strike at Debipur in Murshidabad district of West Bengal. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Trinamool Congress...
  • The bandh represents the anger of the people against the policies of the govt: Praveen Khandelwal February 21, 2013

    Is calling a two-day bandh good for the country and its people? Secretary General of Confederation of All India Traders Praveen Khandelwal joined IBNLive readers for an interaction the issue. Q. There is a feeling that lot of vandalism and arson is being done by people who are motivated by political...
  • Assam: Lukewarm response on day 2 of strike February 21, 2013

    Guwahati: The second day of the nationwide trade union strike evoked lukewarm response in Assam on Thursday. Public transport, including buses, shared trekker taxi service, auto-rickshaw and cycle-rickshaws were operating normally in the state capital, official sources said. Markets and shops were open here and in most parts of the state,...
  • Bihar: Strike hits financial, transport services February 21, 2013

    Patna: Transport and financial services were hit in Bihar on Thursday on the second day of the two-day strike called by central trade unions to protest the central government's economic policies. Protestors with red flags disrupted the movement of dozens of trains in various sections of the East-Central Railway since Thursday...
  • TMC workers allegedly chop off ear of panchayat employee February 21, 2013

    Kolkata: Trinamool Congress workers allegedly chopped off an ear of a panchayat employee after he failed to report for work on day one of the trade unions' strike in West Bengal. The incident took place at Debipur in the Murshidabad district. The victim was allegedly attacked by TMC workers when he...
  • Delh: Strike continues, commuters face hardship February 21, 2013

    New Delhi: Commuters in the city continued to face hardships for the second consecutive day on Thursday as majority of auto-rickshaws and taxis stayed off the road in support of the two-day nationwide strike called by 11 trade unions. Students and office goers were the hardest hit as auto-rickshaw and taxi...
  • Banking, postal services hit due to strike in TN February 21, 2013

    Chennai: Banking and postal services continued to be affected while shops remained open and transport services plied normally in Tamil Nadu on the second day of the strike called by trade unions across the country. Members of the protesting trade unions, including AITUC, United Forum of Bank Unions and other associations...
  • Strike enters day 2, bank services in Mumbai hit February 21, 2013

    Mumbai: Majority of ATMs have dried up in the financial capital of Mumbai and banking operations across the city were hit on the second day of the general strike called by central trade unions for various demands. "A majority of ATMs have dried up while the (bank) branches are shut. Additionally,...
  • Strike enters second day, Kerala still paralysed February 21, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram: Normal life in Kerala was paralysed as the two-day nationwide strike called by Central trade unions entered the second day on Thursday with workers from most sectors ranging from transport to banking keeping away from work. Reports from across the state said buses and taxis were off the roads...
  • Life unaffected in K'taka due to Bharat bandh February 21, 2013

    Bangalore: The two-day nationwide strike called by 11 Central trade unions had no major impact in most parts of Karnataka on Thursday. Though banking services were hit, many buses, taxis and autos plied and shops and hotels remained opened in Bangalore. However, schools and colleges were closed. No violence was reported...
  • Bank operations hit as strike enter day 2 February 21, 2013

    New Delhi: Normal banking operations were hit for the second day today as public sector bank employees continued their strike. The two-day nationwide strike call, demanding early wage revision among other issues, was given by United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU) that comprises nine national unions. It was, however, business as...
  • Protesters pelt stones on factories in Delhi, Noida February 21, 2013

    New Delhi: 4:31 pm: Around 200 workers pelted stones at a factory in Noida Sector 5 breaking windows and damaged vehicles on the second day of the 48-hour nationwide strike, even as authorities imposed prohibitory order in the district. 3:05 pm: Pro-trade unions strike protesters indulged in violence in Delhi's industrial...
  • Bandh day 2: 70 arrested over Noida violence February 21, 2013

    New Delhi: It is the second day of the two-day nationwide strike called by trade unions and the Bharat bandh is expected to make no effect in West Bengal as Left parties have decided to stay away from the strike on Thursday. But companies like Maruti and Hero have declared...
  • Bharat bandh: UP govt orders inquiry into Noida violence February 21, 2013

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh government on Wednesday set up a two-member inquiry committee to probe the Noida violence, which broke out during the nationwide strike by trade unions, and submit its report in three days time. Principal Secretry (Home) RM Srivastava said that Home Secretary Rakesh and ADG Law and Order Arun...
  • Bharat bandh: Unions claim response unprecedented February 21, 2013

    New Delhi: Claiming that their two-day nation-wide strike has generated an "unprecedented" response, central trade unions on Wednesday said the success should serve as a wakeup call to the government for settling their demands, even as they deplored reports of violence on the first day. Union leaders regretted that they...
  • Bandh losses may mount to Rs 26,000 cr: Assocham February 21, 2013

    Kolkata: Industry body Assocham on Wednesday expressed the fears that the loss to GDP due to the strike by central trade unions could be about Rs 26,000 crore, higher than its initial estimate of Rs 15,000-20,000 crore. Against initial estimates of Rs 15,000-20,000 crore, the GDP may be eroded by...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai February 20, 2013

    Bharat Bandh takes a violent turn in Noida and hits normal life across India. Shinde expresses regret over his Hindu terror remark. ...
  • Are Bharat Bandhs against national interest? February 20, 2013

    The Bharat Bandh on Wednesday took a violent turn in Noida, even as it affected normal life across the country. ...
  • Bharat bandh: Kolkata comes to a grinding halt February 20, 2013

    The TMC government had warned state employees with disciplinary action if they don't turn up. But economic activity in the state were brought to its knees as shops remained closed. ...
  • The Last Word: Does Bharat Bandh serve any useful purpose? February 20, 2013

    The trade unions began a two-day nationwide strike on Wednesday, which in many places became a forced bandh. ...
  • News 360: Trade union strike takes a violent turn in Noida February 20, 2013

    The All India Bandh took a violent turn in Noida as trade union workers torched cars and trucks. The police arrested 14 people. ...
  • Trade union strike disrupts normal life across India, 1 killed in Ambala February 20, 2013

    Normal life was disrupted all across the country as the trade union strike affected banking and transport services. ...
  • Trade union strike turns violent in Noida, 14 arrested February 20, 2013

    Factory workers targeted vehicles, setting many on fire and injuring policemen. As many as 14 people were arrested. ...