Biggest Union Strike:India to shut down for 24-hr on Tuesday

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New Delhi, Feb 28: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and other political leaders including Congress President, Sonia Gandhi seem to have failed to avert nation-wide strike which has been scheduled to conducted on Tuesday, Feb 28. [Read: Feb 28 Strike: Money matters but Not Indian students' future]  [UPDATE: Feb 28 union trade strike paralyses Indian banks, transport]

Trade Unions of all major political parties called for 24-hour Bharat Bandh (strike) demanding an universal social security net for all unorganised sector workers through creation of a national social security fund, enforcement of basic labour laws and stringent punitive action against violation of labour laws. [UPDATE: 10 cr workers threaten to pause India in massive strike

READ: [Bharat Bandh on May 31 to see complete shutdown in Bangalore]

[UPDATE ON May 31st, 2012: Violence reported on Bharat bandh from Bangalore, UP]

The PM on Sunday, Feb 26 urged all major trade unions including 5,000 unaffiliated unions to call off their plan to hold the nation-wide strike, however, the unions claimed that they will continue with their strike-plan as the PM's appeal came just 48 hours before the scheduled date. [UPDATE: Trade Unions' strike; not all Indian's affected].

According to sources, Indian banking sector and transport services would be hit mainly by the strike. [UPDATE: Another bomb blast rocks Guwahati when strike hits India]

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