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Workers’ Strikes in India

According to Reuters:

Millions of Indian workers to strike on Tuesday 

NEW DELHI – Millions of workers of all political hues will go on strike across India on Tuesday to express their anger at soaring prices and to back demands for improved rights for employees, trade unions and political activists said.

The strike, which will include workers from state-run phone companies, bus drivers and postal workers, is a new headache for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s government as it grapples with weakening economic growth and faces elections in several states.

Workers linked to the ruling Congress party will join the protest and have promised further action if their demands are not met.”

A sign of the social unrest the gaping disparities create, the rise of the middle classes in India or the global financial crisis in Asia?


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