Workers’ demands include monetary controls to prevent inflation, universal social security coverage, a rise in the minimum wage, an end to pro-employer labor law amendments, an assured pension for the entire working population, and a ban on foreign ownership of the country’s strategic sectors, such as defense, insurance and railways.
IN PICTURES: Tens of millions of workers shut down the country in what is believed to be the largest labor action the world has seen.
The working class of India struck back hard on Friday in a nationally coordinated labor action led by the Center of Indian Trade Unions. The historic work stoppage is by far the largest strike the country—and possibly the world—has ever seen, and reflects a high degree of class-conscious militancy on the subcontinent.
Central and local unions across the country kicked off the mass demonstration 6 a.m. on Friday local time.Photo:Communist Party of India (Marxist)
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