Tamil Nadu joins the nationwide trade unions strike

Trade unions that have called a nationwide strike on Wednesday against the centre's "Anti-People" policies.

Banking, transport and other services across the country are likely to be hit due to nationwide strike today, with nearly 25 crore people expected to join an all-India strike to protest against the government's "anti-people" policies.

Ten central trade unions like INTUC, AITUC, HMS, CITU, AIUTUC, TUCC, SEWA, AICCTU, LPF, UTUC along with various sectoral independent federations and associations had resolved last September to go on strike on January 8th, 2020. According to the Trade union the protest is against the government "Anti-People" policy which includes privatization of statwe owned properties, complete sale of Air India, he massive disinvestment of PSUs and some reform policies.

Banking services across the country are likely to be hit.

Since the Tamil Nadu government has issued a warning of disciplinary action against employees who participate in the strike, the number of participants could be less, said government employees' associations.

Chief Secretary K S Shanmugam has issued circular to head of all government departments and educational institutions saying government employees who don't attend office on January 8 would not be entitled to pay and allowances.
Officials of the metropolitan transport corporation said services would not be disturbed if a section of employees abstained from work then reserved workforce of technicians, conductor and drivers will initiated.

Many teacher associations said they would not take part in the strike. "Some of the teachers' associations will participate the strike," said K Thiyagaran, spokesperson of JACTTO-GEO.