Matrimonial |  Properties |  Jobs |  Classifieds |  Ask Doctor |  Live TV |  Sponsored Greetings |  Astrology  |   Red Chillies |  Automobile |  Music |  Tribute

      Search in

Monday, February 18, 2013 11:24:26 AM (IST)  

Mumbai braces for massive workers' procession

Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS): Over two lakh workers from all over Maharashtra are expected to join a protest march led by the Shiv Sena Monday ahead of the proposed two-day all India strike called by various trade unions later this week.

With workers arriving in Mumbai from across the state, traffic jams began from early in the morning. The workers will assembly at Byculla, and march to Azad Maidan about five kilometres away.

The march is to protest rising inflation, increased privatisation, erosion of job security, the government's anti-labour policies and the rise of contractual arrangements among other things.

Monday's protest march draws support from almost three dozen top labour organisations, cutting across party affiliation. Banking, insurance and financial sector unions are set to participate.

Some banks, including the State Bank of India, have announced two hours of extra work Monday in view of the holiday that will be observed Tuesday in Maharashtra for Chhatrapati Shivaji Jayanti, which will be followed by the two-day nationwide strike Wednesday and Thursday.

Strike organisers have said that ongoing examinations in various schools, colleges and universities will not be affected.

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray told parents and students that the strike was anti-government, and would not inconvenience students.

The crucial Higher Secondary School Certificate Examinations began Thursday across the state.

Mumbai Police have geared up to ensure that the strike passes peacefully.

Over 2,000 police personnel have been deployed around Azad Maidan in south Mumbai, opposite Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus. At least 200 volunteers of the labour unions have been roped in to maintain law and order.

Traffic on certain routes in south Mumbai will be regulated, diverted or made off-bounds. Police have directed the processionists not to carry bags for security reasons.

Stay updated wherever you go with and Daijiworld 24X7 tv channel mobile apps.
CLICK HERE to download it for your device.
(available on Android and IOS)

Print this Article
Email this article to your friend
Write your Comments
News Title Mumbai braces for massive workers' procession
Your Name
Native Place / Place of Residence
Your E-mail
Your Comment
[Please limit your comments within 2000 characters]

You have characters left.
Disclaimer: Please write your correct name and email address. Kindly do not post any personal, abusive, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent, discriminatory or unlawful or similar comments. will not be responsible for any defamatory message posted under this article.

Please note that sending false messages to insult, defame, intimidate, mislead or deceive people or to intentionally cause public disorder is punishable under law. It is obligatory on Daijiworld to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments, to the authority concerned upon request.

Hence, sending offensive comments using daijiworld will be purely at your own risk, and in no way will be held responsible.
Security Validation
Enter the characters in the image above
Published by Daijiworld Media Pvt Ltd Mangalore
Editor-in-chief : Walter Nandalike

Corporate Office :
Daijiworld Residency,
Airport Road, Bondel Post,
Mangalore - 575 008
Karnataka India
Telephone : +91-824-2982023
City Office :
First Floor,
Divya Deepa Arcade,
Bendorewell, Kankanady,
Mangalore - 575 002
Karnataka India
Telephone : +91-824-4259372
e-mail   General enquiry:, News & Info :

Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | About Us
Copyright 2001 - 2016. All rights reserved.
Our Franchise Offices
Kishoo Enterprises,
3rd Floor, Mandavi Trade Centre,
Kadiyali, Udupi 576 102
Telephone : 0091-820-4295571
e-mail :
Daijiworld Middle East FZE
P.O.Box: 84772, Dubai, UAE
Tel: 971-50-6597629  Fax: 971-4-2639207
There has been a database error. Technical Support has already been notified. You will be informed when this issue is resolved. Thank you for your patience!