The Central Trade Unions (CTUs) have called for a nation wide strike today (September 2) claiming the government has not paid attention to their demands. The trade unions believe that the government is indifferent to the workers' demands and effecting anti-worker changes in labour laws.
The CTUs have called for the strike against the "anti-worker and anti-people policies" of the government and in view of its "utterly unresponsive and undemocratic attitude".
The CTUs have claimed that nearly 15 crore workers will participate in the strike. The centre has asked ministers to ensure public services are not affected, but people are facing difficulties because public transport has agreed to join in.
Schools and colleges remain closed as public bus service has been affected, along with a few companies. Auto rickshaws continue to ply on the roads, giving relief to people who need to get around the city.
Shops and restaurants remain closed. The Railways has refused to join in, which brings relief to office goers in Mumbai and Chennai.
Other sectors that will join the strike include banks, government offices, telecom, and factories to name a few.