The strike by the Posts and Telegraphs Employees in 1946 was not only a strike for settlement of the workers demands, but also it was part of the great Indian Independence struggle. The strike continued from 11th July to 5th August 1946, till discussion took place and most of the demands were settled.
The strike had the full support of all political parties. Big rallies were held in Madras, Mumbai and Calcutta by the common people and workers in support of the strike. The biggest rally was held in Calcutta on 29th July 1946. Lakhs of people participated. Calcutta had never before seen such a big rally. The strike was successful. The British government was compelled to concede most of the demands.