Strike fails to affect normal life in Tamil Nadu
CHENNAI: Normal life was largely not affected in Tamil Nadu owing to the nationwide strike by major trade unions protesting against the central government's anti-labour and economic policies.
The trade unions are also demanding implementation of their 12 demands.
Public transport buses plied on the roads but in less numbers. Educational institutions functioned as usual even school buses plied on the roads with students.
However, branch banking operations were affected as bank unions had declared their participation in the strike.
Bank employees and officers all over the country including in the Reserve Bank of India observed the strike successfully in support of the 12 point charter of demands of the National Trade union Convention.
General Secretary, All India Bank Employees' Association (AIBEA) C.H.Venkatachalam, said in a statement that they opposed the anti-people economic policies and anti-worker labour reforms of the Government.
In Tirupur, hosiery units were shut down.
Inter-state buses to Kerala were halted at the state borders putting the passengers into difficulty.
However, factories located in the industrial belt like Maraimalai Nagar, Sriperumbudur and others were functioning as usual.