Mumbai: In the wake of ‘Bharat Bandh’, the strike called by 10 Central trade unions to protest against the labour reforms of the Centre, schools and colleges in the financial capital are expected to function as per the schedule today. This comes even as students and teachers have decided to extend heir solidarity with the Bharat bandh by wearing black bands, a report by Hindustan Times said. Also Read - Bharat Bandh: Normal Life Affected in Many States, Bus Vandalised in Cooch Behar

All transport facilities, including the railways and BEST, will also function as usual. Also Read - 10 Central Trade Unions Call For Nationwide Strike on Wednesday, Bank Services to be Affected

Further, the government and BMC will also remain open today. Also Read - Bharat Bandh on January 8: JEE, UPTET, ICAR And Other Competitive Exams Likely to be Affected- Check Latest Update Here

On Wednesday, thousands of employees 6 AM began a general strike or ‘Bharat Bandh’ ” to protest against anti-labour policies” of the government.

The bank strike is part of the Bharat Bandh called by 10 Central trade unions to protest against the labour reforms and economic policies of the Central government.

The main demand of the central trade unions is that the Centre should drop the proposed labour reforms in the country. The development comes as the Centre recently passed a bill and proposed to merge 44 labour laws into four codes — wages, industrial relations, social security, and safe working conditions.