37 worker unions support Bharat Bandh, ask for rise in wages
The morcha began at Workers Commissionrate (Kamgar Ayuktalaya) in Shivaji Nagar where over 1,000 workers from government sectors participated in the march. The unions demanded a rise in wages due to ever-rising inflation.
However, road transport and medical services remained unaffected. Only all nationalised banks in the city were closed for two days.
“As it was a bank holiday on February 19 due to Shiv Jayanti, the banks were closed for three days. We loaded around Rs 3 crore in 40 ATM centres and I don’t think citizens would have faced any problems,” said a representative of Bank Employee Federation of India.