Bharat Bandh: How IT companies, techies may escape

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Bharat Bandh
Bangalore, Feb 19: Now when reports confirmed that India is going to experience a complete shutdown on Wednesday and Thursday (Feb 20 and Feb 21), IT companies and its employees started making plans how to escape from the sufferings due to the strike.

According to few IT officials, only some factories, which are dominated by different recognised unions, will be impacted by the nation-wide strike. But IT companies may not face aftereffects of bandh as there are no unions, believe the officials.

The managements of all IT companies, who now are more concerned for the securities of their employees, may provide transport facilities. However, many other companies such as Cisco have already declared that techies will not be provided any official vehicles. Hence, employees have been advised to use their personal vehicles. They may also get permission to work from home.

Meanwhile, sources informed that some companies may declare Wednesday, Thursday as holidays compensating the loss after working on Saturday and Sunday (Feb 23 and Feb 24).

Some of the trade unions who are participating in the strike are - Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS), All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC), All India United Trade Union Centre (AIUTUC), Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU), Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC) and many others.

The Bandh has been called against privatisation, outsourcing, violation of labour laws, and price rise. According to sources, buses, autos will not ply for two consecutive days.

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