Millions of India’s workers walked off their jobs on Wednesday in a two-day nationwide strike called by trade unions to protest at the “anti-labour” policies of the embattled government.
Financial services and transport were hit by the strike called by 11 major workers’ groups to protest at a series of pro-market economic reforms announced by the government last year, as well as high inflation and rising fuel prices.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had appealed to unions to abandon the strike, the latest in a string of protests against liberalisation, warning it would cause a “loss to our economy” already poised for its slowest annual growth in a decade.
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