Bhubaneswar, January 8 (Localwire): Following the call of a 24-hour nationwide strike by 10 trade unions to protest the anti-labour policies of the Union Government, trade unions leaders and activists on Wednesday disrupted road transport and train services in several parts of Odisha.
Around 20 crore workers of the Central Trade Unions (CTU) are participating in a nationwide strike on Wednesday.
The Bharat Bandh is also backed by six bank employee unions, 60 student unions and few farmer groups across the country.
One of the major demands of the trade unions is the enactment of the Social Security Act and fixing Rs 24,000 as the minimum wage in the unorganised transport sector.
According to reports, commuters were seen stranded across different parts of Odisha, particularly as the buses remained off the road in Badambadi, Baramunda, important bus junctions at Rourkela, Berhampur and other parts of the state.
Sources also informed that while the trains were disrupted at Bhubaneswar, Keonjhar, Berhampur and Puri railway stations, the services were resumed in some parts of Odisha later in the day.