Two-day strike by trade unions begins in Andhra Pradesh

The nationwide strike called by Central Trade Unions in support of their various demands began in Andhra Pradesh today with the personnel of various public sector organisations staying away from work. The employees of various public sector banks began protest at the Bank Street at Koti here as part of the strike. The leaders of the bank unions sit-out at the government's alleged attempts to dilute the public sector banking system. The other trade unions have also planned protests during the two-days of the strike. In Vijayawada, the trade unions took out a rally and demanded that the government respond to their demands. The staff of the Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) have also joined the strike in different parts of the state. The employees of the State-run miner Singareni Collieries Company Ltd (SCCL), spread in various Telangana districts, have also stayed away from the duties, reports reaching here said.

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