27 Feb '12, 2pm

Millions of Indian workers to strike on Tuesday

Millions of Indian workers to strike on Tuesday

Union activists participate in a rally to show support for the All India General Strike, in Siliguri on Feb 27, 2012. Millions of workers of all political hues will go on strike across India on Tuesday to express their anger at soaring prices and to back demands for improved rights for employees. -- PHOTO: AFP NEW DELHI (REUTERS) - Millions of workers of all political hues will go on strike across India on Tuesday to express their anger at soaring prices and to back demands for improved rights for employees, trade unions and political activists said. The strike, which will include workers from state-run phone companies, bus drivers and postal workers, is a new headache for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's government as it grapples with weakening economic growth and faces elections in several states. Workers linked to the ruling Congress party will join the protest and have ...

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