In protest against the government policies, trade unions call for Bharat Bandh on March 28, 29. The Joint Platform of central trade unions held a meeting in Delhi on March 22, 2022, to take stock of the preparations in various states and sectors for the proposed two-day all India strike on 28-29 March 2022 against “the anti-worker, anti-farmer, anti-people and anti-national policies” of the central government.
The meeting took note of the fact that emboldened by the results of the recently-held state elections, the BJP government at the centre has intensified the attacks on the working people, reducing the interest rate on EPF accumulations to 8.1 per cent from 8.5 per cent, sudden hike in petrol, LPG, kerosene, CNG etc., taking steps to implement their program of monetization.
The meeting welcomed the reiteration by the Samyukta Kisan Morcha that they will observe Rural Bandh on 28-29 March. The central trade unions which are part of this joint forum are INTUC, AITUC, HMS, CITU, AIUTUC, TUCC, SEWA, AICCTU, LPF and UTUC. Bharat Bandh on March 28, 29 – Banking services to be affected.