Ananya Dutta

KOLKATA: All central trade unions have called for a nationwide strike against the Centre's policies regarding price rise and other issues concerning workers including the violation of labour laws, Gurudas Dasgupta, general secretary of the All-India Trade Union Congress (AITUC), announced here on Wednesday.

“The decision on when the strike will be held will be taken at a national convention of all central trade unions to be held on July 15, but the tentative date for the strike will be in the first week of September,” Mr. Dasgupta said at a press conference.

This is the first time that all trade unions, including the Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC) and the Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS), are coming together in calling a general strike, claimed Mr. Dasgupta.

The decision to call for a strike was taken at a meeting of representatives from all eight central trade unions that was chaired by INTUC president, Dr. G. Sanjeeva Reddy, he added.