No response to strike call in Congress-ruled Mizoram

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Aizawl, Sep 2 (IANS) The nation-wide shutdown called by 10 central trade unions on Friday to protest the NDA government’s “anti-labour” policies evoked no response in Congress-ruled Mizoram.

Markets, business establishments, banks and financial institutions, government offices and educational institutions functioned as usual in Mizoram on Friday.

A police official said there was no effect of the country-wide strike call in the state.

Congress’s frontal trade union body Indian National Trade Union Congress was among the 10 trade unions which called the strike to press their 12-point charter of demands.

The demands include increase of rate of daily wages, controlling price rise and assured minimum monthly pension of Rs 3,000, monthly minimum wage of Rs 18,000 and stopping disinvestment in the public sector and foreign direct investment in the railways, defence and insurance sectors and check on inflation.

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