Noida, Feb 20: The two-day nationwide strike called by eleven major trade unions today, turned violent in some parts of Noida, adjoining national capital.
According to some TV reports, around thousands of trade union workers protested and pelted stones at some factories that had opened and burnt vehicles in Noida Sector 82.
Some policemen have been injured during the clash when they baton charged to disperse the restive crowd.
The strike has impacted banking services and crippled public transport in major cities.
In Punjab and Haryana, the impact of the strike was felt on public transport services as a majority of state owned buses plying on inter-state routes remained off the roads.
Services in public sector banks have been hit with both bank employees and officers taking part in the two-day strike in protest against banking reforms and outsourcing etc.
These trade unions have put forward a charter of ten demands before the government such as urgent steps to control price rise, strict enforcement of labour laws in all places of work, social security net for workers in the unorganised sector, end to disinvestment in PSUs and raising minimum wage to Rs.10,000 a month. (ANI)