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Trade unions give nationwide strike call on September 2

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Chennai: The majority of central trade unions have called for a one-day nationwide strike on September 2 in protest against the central government’s decision to amend labour laws, the leader of a union said.

“The central trade unions have called for a nationwide strike on September 2 this year against the central government’s decision to amend the labour laws,” M. Shanmugam, general secretary of the Labour Progressive Federation (LPF), told IANS.

He said the decision to go on strike was announced at the national convention.

According to Shanmugam, as a run-up to the September 2 strike, unions will hold joint conventions across the country.

He said the Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) did not attend the trade unions meeting held in New Delhi on Wednesday.

The unions are opposed to the central government’s decision to amend the labour and other laws giving a free hand to the employers.

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