The Karnataka State Private Vehicles Owner Association has called for a Bandh in Bengaluru, opposing the Shakti scheme--one of the five pre-election guarantees of the ruling Congress. Under the scheme, free travel to women on government buses has been announced. The private transport operators say that the scheme eats into their profit. The federation comprises a total of 32 private transport associations, on strike from September 11 midnight… read-more
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Hollywood actors and writers go on a strike, protesting against unfair pay and protection. Notably, the Writer's Guild of America (WGA,) now echoed by the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists is on strike, demanding pay and safety protection. Since 1960, this is the first time both actors and writers have gone on strike, leaving the showbiz industry to a halt, especially disturbing scripted and talk shows.… read-more
In Tamil Nadu, the power loom weavers' strike entered its fourth day on September 19. Notably, the weavers are protesting against the authority, with a demand to roll back tariff hike imposed, which is a major concern. In addition, due to the strike, the loom industry in Tamil Nadu suffered a loss of over Rs 35 crores. … read-more
In Delhi, the resident doctors of Lady Hardinge Medical College called for strike with immediate effect. The doctors in support with Doctors' Association, the doctors demanded action against the family who assaulted a doctor, one patient, one doctor protocol implementation and appointment of bouncers for special areas in the hospital premises. They also demanded case against the relative for the inhuman behavior. The Doctor's Federation also… read-more
The BEST employees on a contract basis continued their strike for the second consecutive day, on April 22. The drivers called for a strike over the pending salaries, which is affecting commuters at peak hours. Around 500 buses from Bandra, Kurla, Colaba, Vikhroli, and Wadala depots participated in the strike, demanding the release of seven-months pending salaries by wet-lease operators. Meanwhile, BEST warned of action against those on… read-more
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Auto, taxi, cab drivers' associations after having a one-day strike against the increased fuel prices, called it off on April 19. However, they "warned" the centre that if their demands weren't met in the next 20-25 days, they would cut the food supply of Delhi, which includes trucks, vans and those that transport the essentials into Delhi. The protestors. They also demanded for a subsidised fuel prices for the drivers.
Concerned about the rising fuel prices, the Cab Auto Sanyukt Morcha (CASM) called for a strike on April 12. Planned in Chandigarh, Mohali and Panchkula, the protest will have 'Chakka-Jam' in three regions, as the prices of petrol and diesel surged from Rs 45 to Rs 82 per liter. However, emergency services are exempted from strikes. The CASM also said, the protest will intensify if their demands go unheard.
The Bombay HC directed all the MSRTC employees to resume their duties by April 15. The bench said, "We understand your (employees) concerns and anxiety. But right now resume duty". Notably, the MSRTC employees are on strike since November 2021, demanding MSRTC merger with State Government and demanding government employees like treatment for corporation staff. The Maharashtra government is yet to accept the demands, due to which they called… read-more
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The Karnataka Association of Resident Doctors (KARD) called for an indefinite strike from November 29. Resident doctors of all KARD affiliated medical colleges will withdraw OPD and OT services, (excluding emergency cases) until their three-point demands; restructuring current fee (which was hiked by 400%) as per 2018-2019 academic year, Covid-19 risk allowance (Rs 10,000 assured by State government) and stipend payment on time.
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With the upcoming 2022 elections, Punjab is witnessing the issue of strikes across many governmental departments. Along with the farmers' protests and few ongoing dharnas, the contractual government sweepers have been on a strike since June 13. The power engineers are protesting under the banner of PSEB since June 7. The Revenue officials are on an inter-departmental strike, after their clerical staff came back from one.
Courtesy: The Indian Express