Govt has not received any notice for a nationwide strike on 8th January, 2020 – Rajya Sabha
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT
QUESTION NO 93
ANSWERED ON 27.11.2019
General strike on January 8, 2020
93 Shri Elamaram Kareem
Will the Minister of LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT be pleased to state :-
(a)whether Government is aware that the major national trade unions of the country have announced general strike on January 8, 2020, if so, the main demands of the trade unions;
(b)what are the major issues that have led to the announcement of such a strike and what are Government’s comments on those issues;
(c)whether Government is planning to call meeting of the trade unions to address these issues; and
(d)in what way Government is planning to prevent the move for a general strike by trade unions?
MINISTER OF STATE (IC) FOR LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT
(SHRI SANTOSH KUMAR GANGWAR)
(a) to (d): A statement is laid on the Table of the House.
STATEMENT REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO PART (a) TO (d) of RAJYA SABHA STARRED QUESTION NO. 93 DUE FOR REPLY ON 27/11/2019 BY SHRI ELAMARAM KAREEM, M.P. REGARDING GENERAL STRIKE ON 8TH JANUARY, 2020.
(a) to (d): Government has, till date, not received any notice for a nationwide strike on 8th January, 2020. However, it is learnt through various media reports that some Central Trade Unions (CTUs) have given a call for a nationwide general strike on 8th January, 2020.
As and when, a strike notice is received by the Government, the Central Industrial Relations Machinery (CIRM) under the Office of Chief Labour Commissioner (Central) initiates the conciliation proceedings with the objective of resolving the issues involved in strike.