Noida/Ghaziabad, Jan. 9 -- A nationwide strike called by trade unions to raise issues concerning labour rights went off peacefully in Gautam Budh Nagar and Ghaziabad Wednesday even as the district administration and police department remained on alert in view of the strike.

Lakhs of workers attached to 10 central trade unions went on a nationwide strike against Central government's decisions on disinvestment, privatisation and labour reform policies.

Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC), All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC), Hind Mazdoor Sabha (HMS), Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU), All India United Trade Union Centre (AIUTUC), Trade Union Coordination Centre (TUCC), Self Employed Women's Association (SEWA), All India Centr...