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Little impact of trade unions strike in Bengaluru
Little impact of trade unions strike in Bengaluru

Bengaluru, Jan 8 (TIWN) The all-India shutdown call by trade unions and other organisations on Wednesday showed little impact in this tech city as it turned out to be a normal working day, an official said.

"No effect of shutdown in the city though banking operations are affected as bank staff is supporting the trade unions," the official told IANS here.  However, thousands of workers participated in other parts of Karnataka protesting the central government''s anti-labour laws and privatisation attempts.  The six major demands of the protesting trade unions are that the Centre should drop the proposed labour reforms, raise minimum wage in the range of Rs 21,000 - Rs 24,000 per month, and stop privatisation of public sector undertakings (PSUs).  Other demands include opposition to privatisation of railways and corporatisation of 49 defence production units, merging 44 labour laws into four codes and the repealing of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), National Register of Citizens (NRC) and National Population Register (NPR).  Protesters were seen carrying the red trade union flags at several places such as Hassan, Chamarajanagar, Tumakuru, Mysuru, Bengaluru and others.

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