Reiterating their countrywide general strike call, 10 central trade unions (CTUs) on Wednesday said that banking, insurance and road transport services would be the worst hit on September 2, while industrial clusters would also remain closed.
Addressing a joint press conference, CTUs said that the power, coal, textiles, automobiles, ports &d docks, steel, oil, defence production and education sectors would also feel the impact. As many as 15 crore workers are likely to observe strike on the day and 10 states would virtually observe a bandh. CTUs had also given a strike call last year on September 2. BMS, the largest union, was among the convenors of last year’s strike initially, but backed out following assurances from the government. BMS is not a party to the strike. But agitating CTUs claim though the top leaders of the RSS-affiliated union are not lending support, its cadres at the ground level would chip in.