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Bharat Bandh Drama in Bangalore

 
 

Bharat Bandh Drama in Bangalore

2nd September 2015, Bangalore : Yet again today is nation-wide bandh called by Central trade unions The committee of 11 central trade unions has earlier announced that workers would be on strike on 2nd Sep 2015.

Few IT companies have issued notice to their employees but others didn’t. The Companies which are closed today are going to work on Saturday instead of today. As lots of Employees use BMTC as there means of transportation it’s a bad day to them. People, who are travelling today are facing trouble as autos, buses are off on roads. But it’s not true where buses are on strike the private auto drivers are taking this as advantage and charging double to the employee workers to drop them to their destination. Where there is no other option left for them to reach office hours on time like daily, unfortunately they are paying it. Some employees succeeded with their back up travelling plan but some struggled a lot today.

A normal life of the employees affected today. Only the best advantage for the people of Bangalore would be “Traffic Relief”. Gosh!  roads look so relieved & with the travel peace speaks up wonderfully. Lot of time of the employee was saved as the streets wore a deserted look. Private vehicles and buses were plying normally.

The IT Companies sent the notice as given below

Plan for 2nd September 2015

The HR operations team had a discussion with respective stakeholders yesterday to ascertain the situation and put in place precautionary measures to minimize the impact. Our offices would remain open and operational. However, please note that since the BMTC services may be pulled back, we request Associates to follow media updates and plan their own arrangements to commute to office accordingly. Talk to your manager to see if work from home is an option

Transport & Cafeteria Operations:

Our 24/7 transport vendors are not supporting the strike and hence we expect our cab schedules to operate as ‘Business As Usual’. Please note that our cafeteria services would be operational as usual. Kindly reach out to the support team if required.

Request you to follow media updates and mailers from the Support Function teams.

Working parents faced an ad-hoc problem as they received an SMS from the school later in the night that it would remain closed. People who work from home were the worst hit as the kid were at home. Even the nanny could not come due to transport strike. Some people had to take an exigency leave today.

Most of the malls across the city were also closed. People are facing difficulty in commuting back to home. Some buses have started normal operations from the evening

Labors strike is due to wages issues and cost of living increased in India. Hopefully this effects our Government and let them do some effective actions for our nation. This can avoid the shutdown process for the future and save us from sudden changes in daily life and routines.

For all the people who worked from home or took a day off, the mid-week bandh came as a relief to avoid mid-week crisis!

 
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Satyam Sinha answered| Sep 25, 2015

Karnataka bandh announced on 26th Septemeber.Received this notice from my shared office:

Several protest rallies might be held across Karnataka, especially in Bangalore on tomorrow. This time the Bandh has been declared by the Karnataka Okkuta President Vatal Nagaraj. The Bandh has been called to protest against the delay in implementing the Kalasa-Banduri project in North Karnataka. The Bandh had the support of 1080 associations across Karnataka including the Lorry Owners Associations, Taxi owners Associations, film industry, BBMP workers association.