Democracy Now: Workers in India Launch 24-Hour Strike to Demand Rights

Millions of workers in India have launched a 24-hour strike in a major push for workers’ rights. The strike is backed by India’s 11 major trade unions and has swept through multiple industries, including banking, transportation and postal services. Demands include a minimum wage, permanent jobs for contract workers and an end to privatization of public companies. The unions are also pressing the government to take steps to curb inflation and rising prices.

~ by wheresthemic on February 29, 2012.

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