Indian Unions Reject Government’s Appeal To Drop Friday Strike

Indian trade unions are mobilizing against industrial reforms that would impact the country’s ports and railways, as well as other industries. Last-minute government concessions Tuesday were not enough to dissuade Indian trade unions from going ahead with a 24-hour nationwide general strike Friday, setting the stage for potential supply chain disruptions. “The strike may affect the routine functioning of the port,” Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust said in a trade notice. Other sectors will also be affected by the strike action.