An estimated 25 crore people will be joining the nationwide strike on January 8, seeking reversal of many anti-worker, anti-people, anti-national policies of the Government. This is in response to a call given by all major trade unions, including, INTUC, AITUC, HMS, CITU, AIUTUC, TUCC, SEWA, AICCTU, LPF, UTUC, NTUI, IFTU, AIBEA, BEFI and others.
The demands include a hike in the minimum wages; repealing the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), National Register of Citizens (NRC) and National Population Register (NPR), and halting the privatisation of public sector undertakings.
The strike is also against banking reforms and bank mergers, demanding stringent measures to recover defaulted loans from corporates and saving the public sector banks.
Here are some latest data on NPAs, bad loan write-offs, wilful defaulters and reduction in NPAs of Public Sector Banks due to write-offs.