• Thursday, October 06, 2022


Millions strike in India over wages and economic reforms

Public sector workers protest in Mumbai

By: Eastern Eye Staff

Millions of public sector workers went on strike across India on Friday (September 2), protesting against prime minister Narendra Modi’s plans for greater privatisation and a proposed minimum wage hike they say is inadequate. Up to 150 million workers from sectors including nursing, banking, manufacturing and coal mining as well as hawkers and daily wage labourers are expected to take part in the 24-hour nationwide strike, organisers said. Ten major unions called the strike after talks with finance minister Arun Jaitley broke down, with leaders rejecting his offer to raise the minimum wage for unskilled workers from Rs 6,396 (£72)…

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