As per call of Central TUs, a massive day long Dharna participard by thousands of workers was held at Calicut on 09-08-2016 in front of Income Tax Office. All the CTUs except BMS participated. In addition, CG, State Government, PSU employees also participated.Com.VAN Namboodiri, Patron BSNL who was at Calicut participated and addressed the dharna. CTU leaders and leaders of mass organisations also addressed. The dharna was organised to campaign for the demands and strike on 2 September 2016.