200 Million Indians Strike, Protesting Against Modi’s Anti-Labor Policy

- Jan 15, 2019-

On January 9, local time, Indian people took to the streets to participate in the strike. The National Federation of Trade Unions of India launched a general strike on January 8. The union said that about 200 million people participated in the protests and 10 Indian national trade union organizations participated. The strike was a series of "anti-labor" policies aimed at protesting the privatization of public sector enterprises proposed by the Modi government and the revision of the Trade Union Law. Participants asked for higher wages and pensions, social security and unemployment assistance.

Leaders of the All-China Federation of Trade Unions said that the enthusiasm of workers to participate in strikes is very high, indicating anger and dissatisfaction with government policies. The strike was supported by almost all major government agencies and employees in the banking, insurance, telecommunications and other service sectors. . The strikes were the largest in Haryana, Chhattisgarh, Punjab and Rajasthan.

Foreign trade companies with Indian operations should pay attention to the strike of Indian banks, which may affect the settlement of banks for import and export.