Top

Banks to remain closed for two days as unions call two-day strike

The United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU), which represents nine trade unions, said they will also hold a three-day strike from March 11-13.

Saima Siddiqui

Saima SiddiquiBy Saima Siddiqui

Published on 15 Jan 2020 11:15 AM GMT

Banks to remain closed for two days as unions call two-day strike
X
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Whatsapp
  • Telegram
  • Linkedin
  • Print
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Whatsapp
  • Telegram
  • Linkedin
  • Print
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Whatsapp
  • Telegram
  • Linkedin
  • Print

Kolkata: Bank unions on Wednesday called for a two-day nationwide strike on January 31 and February 1 after talks over wage revision failed to make headway with the Indian Banks' Association (IBA).

The United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU), which represents nine trade unions, said they will also hold a three-day strike from March 11-13.

"From April 1, we have decided to go on an indefinite strike," UFBU state convenor Siddartha Khan told media.

ALSO READ: Ch’garh govt moves SC seeking to declare NIA act unconstitutional, arbitrary

UFBU is seeking at least a 15-per cent hike, but the IBA has capped the raise at 12.25 per cent, he said.

"This is not acceptable," Khan said.

The last wage revision meeting was held on January 13.

ALSO READ: Defence Minister Rajnath to inaugurate induction of Su-30 fighter squadron

(PTI)

Saima Siddiqui

Saima Siddiqui

Next Story