The outfit's president K N Tripathi said a proposal to hold a nationwide rath yatra against the labour laws, INTUC said in a statement.
The shops and commercial establishments remained shut and roads wore a deserted look, with vehicles staying off the roads.
The Labour Ministry said that the Parliamentary Standing Committee had also recommended an increase in threshold from 100 workers to 300 workers for seeking prior permission for retrenchment.
Parliament on Wednesday approved the three labour codes that will remove impediments to winding up of companies and allow firing of staff without government permission.
The government has been erroneously advised that foreign companies will be attracted to India if there is a hire-and-fire policy
One of the changes is that the Labour Department has granted exemptions under the Inter-State Migrant Workmen Act and The Contract Labour Act 1970 for renewing the licences of personnel automatically.
Over 29 labour laws have been merged into four codes and one (Code on Wages Bill, 2019) of them has already been passed.
Labour unions say it's a violation of labour rights, leaving workers in the lurch during the COVID-19 lockdown
The alliance -- Working Group on Women in Value Chains (WiVC) -- highlighted how relaxations of varying degrees adopted by a few states can lead to dilution of labour law.
Does Uttar Pradesh govt want to abolish constitutional rights of labourers, asks Priyanka Gandhi Vadra
Yogi Adityanath said that skill mapping is being done in Uttar Pradesh and a commission will be set up for labourers to ensure employment for them.
On April 24, the government had increased the working hours to 12 from 8 hours per day to reduce the requirement of workers
The ILO's intervention came after ten central trade unions escalated the issue of suspension and tweaking of labour laws with the international body through a letter on May 14, 2020.
In recent weeks, various state governments, including Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat, have either made amendments or proposed changes to existing labour laws
Foreign companies shy away from investing here because of restrictive labour laws.
RSS-backed Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh announces nationwide agitation against new labour laws passed by BJP-ruled states
In a meeting held on Wednesday, national office bearers of BMS strongly condemned the "total withdrawal" of labour laws in three BJP-ruled states - Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat.