Union leaders claimed that over 15 crore organised sector workers went on the strike. PTI Photo
- Strike hits normal life, coal output; Violent clashes in WB
- 19:03 HRS IST
- New Delhi: A day-long nationwide strike impacted normal life on Wednesday in various parts of the country with coal production, banking operations and transport services being hit the most, while violent clashes erupted in West Bengal resulting in arrest of over 200 persons. Union leaders claimed that over 15 crore organised sector workers went on the strike, call for which was given by 10 central trade unions against changes in labour laws and PSU privatisation along with their other demands. The BJP-backed BMS and NFITU however stayed away from the strike.