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Trade unions warn of further strike

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The combine of 11 central trade unions, which called a nationwide general strike on Tuesday against the “neo-liberal policies” of the Centre,” has warned the UPA government of more such intensified protests if it fails to meet workers' demands and control the soaring prices of essential commodities.

The unions sought a meeting with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to discuss issues concerning the working class.

Talking to journalists here, president of INTUC (affiliated to the Congress) G. Sanjeeva Reddy said the unions would wait for the government's reaction before taking the next step.

“We hope the government will take positive steps to resolve our demands,” he said.

The agitation, the unions said, was aimed at helping the workers who faced “anti-labour” policies and not to politicise issues.

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