Millions in India engage in day-long strike

Millions in India engage in day-long strike

Millions in India engage in day-long strike

Written by Tharushan Fernando

02 Sep, 2016 | 4:43 pm

Millions of workers in India are on a day-long strike.

They call for higher wages and protest against the government’s economic reforms.Banks, government offices and factories are shut, while public transport is also disrupted in parts of the country.

The government states that the reforms are essential to bolster the economy. However trade unions claim that the government has not addressed the demands of the workers in banking, telecommunication and manufacturing industries. They also protest a government directive to state-run pension funds to put more money into stock markets

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