Bank strike: 10 lakh employees to go on four day strike from 21st January
Moneylife Digital Team 19 January 2015
The four-day strike of employees from nationalised banks will have the impact of six days as 25th is a Sunday and 26th January is national holiday
 
 
Employees from public sector bank (PSBs) have decided to go on a four-day strike from 21st January 21 to protest against the rigid and callous attitude of union government in resolving the long pending wage revision issue. However, this four-day strike would cripple the banking for six days with 25th January being a Sunday and 26th January, the Republic Day holiday.
 
Deepak Kumar Sharma, state secretary of All India Bank Officers’ Confederation (AIBOC), said, it was decided to hold one day strike on 7th January, which was deferred on the request of Indian Banks' Association (IBA) for finding an amicable solution.
 
The decision is in response to the strike call given by United Forum of Bank Unions (UBFU), which has more than 10 lakh employees and officers of banking Industry under its umbrella.
 
“As there was no fresh proposal of hike from the side of IBA during this period, UFBU has decided to go ahead with the four-day strike which will have the impact of six days as 25th is Sunday and 26th January is national holiday,” Sharma added.
 
The wage revision for bank employees is due from 1 November 2012, he said.
 
UFBU has been requesting, since the start of negotiations, a time-bound approach to hold the negotiations on its demands and for conclusion of wage settlement within a reasonable time but there is no significant progress in the wage negotiations despite a lapse of two years’ time, he said.
 
He claimed that despite disparity in wages and hardships of unlimited working hours, the employees of the banking industry, the backbone of the economy, are denied their due share.
 
Sharma said this was despite the workers being recognised by all for achieving all National/Social objectives set before them including opening of Jan-Dhan Yojana Accounts“.
 
He said the Public Sector bank employees have also decided to go on an indefinite strike from March 16 onwards and that the notice in this regard has already been served by UFBU to the IBA.
 

 

Comments
Pramod Chaturvedi
8 years ago
We don't mind if Efficient Bank Employees are paid well but go to any Nationalized Bank & notice how the employees work.
Sandeep Moharana
Replied to Pramod Chaturvedi comment 8 years ago
You do three people's work alone then speak about it
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