List of Demands of Trade Unions- For 2 Days’ – “All India Strike” on 20 and 21 February 2013

About 11 Central Trade Unions have called for an All-India General Strike on 20th and 21st February 2013 to protest the “Anti-People”- Policies of the UPA –Government of India, including the following:


  • Ever Increasing Price Rise
  • Poor implementation of Labour Law
  • Disinvestment in Public Sector Units/increased Foreign Domestic Investments/FDI in various sectors.

The Indian National Trade Union Congress/INTUC and the Labour Progressive Front, the trade union wings of the ruling Congress Party and its ally DMK and Tamil Nadu Government Employees Union would participate in the 2 days’ strike.

The demands of the striking unions include:

  • Stopping of contract labour
  • Bringing 37 crore unorganised sector workers under the EPF/ESI Acts
  • Fixing of statutory minimum wages at Rs. 10,000 a month
  • Raising minimum pension to Rs. 3,000/- pm.
  • Payment of equal wages and benefits to contract workers on a par with regular workers
  • Removal of all ceilings on payment and eligibility of bonus, provident fund
  • Increasing the quantum of gratuity, guaranteed pension for all, and compulsory registration of trade unions within 45 days and immediate ratification.
  • Stopping the Government’s proposed -Banking reforms and outsourcing of banking related work
  • Early wage revision of Bank  Employees and settling of pending issues like compassionate appointment scheme in banks.
The following services/sectors will be affected by the proposed strike:
  • Power
  • Transport
  • Oil industries
  • RBI and Banks
  • Insurance Companies
  • Posts and Telecommunications and
  • Information Technology.

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