Motor transport workers to take part in nationwide strike; normal transport may be disrupted


Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh on Thursday announced that it will not participate in the nationwide strike called by the trade unions.

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Thiruvananthapuram: Joint Committee of Trade Unions announced that vehicles will not run as the Motor transport workers are going to take part in the nationwide strike declared on March 28, 29. The strike has been declared from 6 am on March 28 to 6 am on March 30 to protest against the increasing privatisation and the new labour codes being introduced by the Central government. The Joint Committee informed that almost twenty trade unions except for Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) will take part in the strike.

Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh on Thursday announced that it will not participate in the nationwide strike called by the trade unions.

Those working in other commercial establishments will also take part in the strike. Farmer’s unions, teachers associations, BSNL, LIC, financial sectors, including banking and insurance, roadways, transport, harbour and electricity workers have decided to join the strike. The joint forum informed through a press release that the unions of the aviation and railway sector have also pledged support for the strike. The strike is being led by 22 trade unions in Kerala.

Hospitals, ambulances, medicine shops, milk, newspaper, fire and rescue and other necessary services are exempted from the strike.

(With inputs from agency)

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