To protest against various policies of the central government, central trade unions in Indian will go on a nationwide strike on Thursday (November 26).
Various independent federations and associations are also part of the joint platform.
The strike is to protest against the new farm and labour laws, among others, as well as to raise various demands.
Scheme workers, domestic workers, construction workers, beedi workers, hawkers, vendors, agricultural workers, self-employed in rural and urban areas have also decided to come on to the streets for ‘chakka jam’.
In many states, auto and taxi drivers have also decided to keep off the roads.
The federations of railway and defence employees have decided to have large mobilisation on the day to express their solidarity with the strike and the demands of the unions.
“As part of the activities, our Delhi units are organising industrial strikes in the industrial areas of Delhi and also making humble gathering at Jantar Mantar near crossing of Parliament Street and Tolstoy Marg (at) 12 noon,” the statement said.
AIKSCC, which is the united front of farmer organizations, has also extended its support to the general strike and would be mobilising their members in rural areas to express solidarity with the striking workers.
In a statement on Wednesday, a joint platform of 10 central unions said tremendous preparations have been done as more than 25 crore workers are expected to participate in the strike across the country.
The 10 central unions includes:
Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC),
All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC),
Hind Mazdoor Sabha (HMS),
Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU),
All India United Trade Union Centre (AIUTUC),
Trade Union Co-ordination Centre (TUCC)
Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA).
All India Central Council of Trade Unions (AICCTU),
Labour Progressive Federation (LPF) and
United Trade Union Congress (UTUC).
However the BJP-aligned Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) will not participate in the strike.