Udupi: A nationwide strike called by ten central trade unions began peacefully across the district on Wednesday, September 2.
Buses of the state-owned Karnataka State Road Transport corporation, Canara Bus Association and City Bus Association were off the roads while shops, business establishments and educational institutions were closed in most parts of the district. Limited autorickshaws, taxis, private four wheelers and two wheelers were plying on the road.
Karnataka Karmika Vedike Udupi district members took out a procession from City bus-stand to Kinnimulky and convinced the public to support the strike.
Some of the demands of the labour organisations include a control of price rise, minimum wage of Rs 15,000 per month, no violation of labour laws, no contract labour and outsourcing and pension for all.