Bank employees go on 48 hrs strike -
Bank employees go on 48 hrs strike
Posted 31 May 2018 04:21 PM

The bank employees went on 48 hours strike across India on Wednesday which has created lots of problems for the common masses.
A large number of bank employees under the banner of United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU), a forum comprising nine unions and associations representing one million strong memberships of officers and employees working in public sector banks, old generation private sector banks, regional rural banks and cooperative banks in the country, assembled at Bahu Plaza and raised slogans against the government and Indian Banks’ Association (IBA) seeking settlement of their demands.
Addressing agitating bank employees, Suresh Wali, State Secretary AIBOC, J&K said that they are agitating against the lackadaisical attitude exhibited by the Government of India and IBA in addressing their demand of a wage revision.
“Wage revision in the banking industry has fallen due from November 1, 2017, for which a charter of demands was submitted to IBA in the mid of 2017, but despite UFBU demanding an early settlement of wage revision negotiations, government and IBA has shown no interest in addressing the demands of UFBU. In the last round of negotiations held between IBA and UFBU, IBA played a cruel joke by offering a meager two per cent hike in wages, which was not only unrealistic but also insulting to the entire workforce in the banking industry”, he added.
Wali highlighted the vital role played by the banking industry in the economic growth of the country. He warned the government that if the demands are not met in near future, the bank employees will go on indefinite strike.
Sham Lal Hans, Circle President SBI Staff Association Chandigarh Circle, Satish Khajuria, President AIBOC JK unit, Sandeep Gupta, Canara Bank Officers’ Association and Kunal Singh Dogra from BOI Officers’ Association were also present.

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