Bharat Bandh: staffers of 6 public sector banks to join CTU strike
New Delhi: Banking operations across the country are likely to be affected on Friday as the staffers of six public sector banks have decided to join the strike called by the central trade unions (CTUs) against the government’s anti-labour policies.
Several banks have already informed their customers about the possible inconvenience. Moreover, unions like Bank Employees Federation of India (BEFI), All India Ban Employees’ Association (AIBEA), All India Bank Officers’ Confederation (AIBOC), All India Banks Officers’ Association (AIBOA) and Indian National Bank Officers’ Congress (INBOC) have served notice to their customers informing about the nationwide strike on September 2.
Most banks, including the State Bank of India (SBI), feel that their services will be possibly impacted in case the strike continues. “The bank unions are to protest against privatisation of banks, anti-people banking reforms, closure of associate banks as well as merger with SBI,” said Harvinder Singh, the AIBOC General Secretary.