Neighbourhood News Desk/New Delhi/Avi Arya
On January 8, 2019, thousand of laborers and factory workers took to the streets of Delhi in a citywide strike. The purpose of this strike is protesting against the alleged anti-labor laws and demanding the administering labor laws such as grant of minimum wages and safety at the workplace in Delhi.
The rally took place in Mayapuri, Okhla phase-I, II, III, Kirti Nagar, Naraina, Udhyog Nagar, Bawana, Narela, Madipur, Nangloi, GT Karnal Road, Badli, Mangolpuri, Wazipur, Central Ware Housing Corporation (Ghazipur) and Patparganj, among others, comprising both formal and informal industrial sectors.
Even though the protesters didn’t report for work, majority of the factory establishments in the city still remained open, while few others were shut for the first half of the day.