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Trade union strike cripples normal life in State

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  3 Sep 2016 12:00 AM GMT

Rail service disrupted; shops, business establishments, markets, banks and fincial institutions, government offices and educatiol institutions were closed and vehicles were off the roads

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RANGIA, Sept 2: The workers and the supporters of 22 trade Unions including midday meal workers, Anganwadi workers, cleaners, business man and other organization blocked Guwahati bound Mash Rhino passengers at Rangia Railway station as a part of the tionwide general strike called by different trade unions for their 12-point charter of demands.

The rail communication between Guwahati and other parts of lower Assam completely disrupted due to the blockade. Due to Rail blocked different mail and passenger trains were controlled in different rail stations of the State. The picketers shouted slogans against Central Government for its ‘anti-workers’ policy. Thousands of picketers including women and youths blocked the train. During the general strike all the shops, government offices, banks and other institutions including schools were remained closed.

KALAIGAON: Expressing solidarity with the all India strike, various organizations of Kalaigaon including Nirman Shramik Santha, Anganwari workers and Midday meal workers today staged protest demonstration before the Kalaigaon Revenue Circle office.

More than 500 activists joined in this protest programme and registered their grievances against the government. A memorandum addressed to the Chief Minister of Assam in this regard was submitted to the Circle Officer of Kalaigaon Revenue Circle. The protesters were later detained and kept them at Kalaigaon Police Station for about five hours.

HOWRAGHAT: Along with the Country the normal of life in Karbi Anglong district also affected partially during the bandh called by the Left-affiliated Central Trade Union (CTU).

While supporting the strike, the All Karbi Anglong Buildings & Other Construction Labour Union (AKABOCLU) called for a-12-hour Karbi Anglong bandh today. Vehicles were off the road during the bandh. Several numbers of protesters were detained by police at Bokajan and Howraghat subdivisions. All the protesters were, however, later released.

On the other hand, the impact of banh was partial at Diphu. The KAAC secretariat offices remained open. Banks, educatiol institutes and business establishments were remained closed during the bandh. Commuters had to face a tough time as many public transports kept off the roads.

BONGAIGAON: The countrywide 24-hour strike called by several trade union of India including CITU, HMS, INTUC, AITUC evoked total response in Bongaigaon. All the shops, markets, educatiol institutes, banks, offices remained closed during the bandh. Movement of commercial vehicle was also thin on the road. Most of the Railway offices including IW office, PWI office, Bongaigaon Engineering Workshop, New Bongaigaon Railway Workshop remained closed during the strike.

Picketers in several groups took to the street in the early morning and appealed people to observe the strike. A mass rally led by Ashish Biswas, Assam State President of HMS and Hareswar Das, Bongagaon district president of CITU was taken out in Bongaigaon and subsequently they staged demonstration. Talking to reporters, Ashish Biswas said that this strike called by all trade union was for several demands like controlling price hike, fixing minimum salary of Rs 18,000 to all type of employees, employment to all, abolishment of all paragraphs of the labour Act which are against working class people etc.

GOLAGHAT: The all India general strike called by trade unions today also disrupted normal life in Golaghat . Shops and business establishments were remained closed and public transport was seen off the road in the town. However schools and colleges were opened. A protest rally was taken out by Trade Union in Golaghat.

DEMOW: Normal life was affected here today following the All India Strike called by various trade unions. The attendance in the government offices were thin and educatiol institutes remained closed. Expect a few private vehicles, no public transport were seen on the road in Demow.

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