• The Bhartiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) has given a nationwide industrial strike call on February 28, a day before the presentation of Union Budget protesting the neglect of working population in the country. 
  • The strike will affect public sector banks, ports and docks, railways, insurance, road transport, energy, mines and aviation sector, Vice-President of BMS Vinayak Joshi said in a statement, here today. 
  • The economic policies pursued by the central government are against the interests of the nation. Liberlisation policy has increased number of unemployed in the country and laws of minimum wages are violated in several sectors. Social security schemes are either minimised or denied, the BMS release said. 
  • Also, employments on contract basis, disinvestments and outsourcing are pushing organised workers into unorganised sector and about 42 crore workers are being denied job guarantee, service conditions and social security, Joshi said in the release.