Bharat Bandh by trade unions may hit life in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The Bharat Bandh called by major trade unions and other associations on Wednesday is likely to affect the normal life in Odisha.

The trade unions are protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), economic slowdown, growing unemployment and the alleged anti-labour attitude of the Centre.

Eight trade unions in Odisha including the Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU), the All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC), the Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC) and the All India Central Council of Trade Unions (AICCTU), the All India United Trade Union Centre (AIUTUC) and several other labour organisations have supported the Bharat Bandh.

Besides, Odisha unit of the Congress has extended its support to the Bharat Bandh on January 8.

Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) president Niranjan Patnaik appealed to party workers and the people to make it a success.

The ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) also extended its support to the bandh call.

The Central trade unions called for the Bharat Bandh on a 14-point charter of demands including social security, minimum wages, and employment among others.