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Indian trade unions push back on government's labor law plans

Angry workers plan January general strike over move 'taking away' their rights

Indian labor unions are calling on workers to protest the government's planned streamlining of labor laws in a general strike set for next January.   © Reuters

NEW DELHI -- As the slowing Indian economy hits the job market hard, major trade unions have announced a series of industrial actions over the next three months, culminating in a general strike on Jan. 8 next year, to protest what they call the anti-labor policies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government.

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