It has been reported that the United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU), has called for a two-day strike starting from January 31. It has also called a three-day strike from March 11. And if the demands are not met, the UFBU has threatened to go on an indefinite strike from April 1, 2020.

bank unions call 2-day strike from Jan 31

The UFBU comprises unions like All India Bank Employees Association (AIBEA), All India Bank offices confederation (AIBOC), National Confederation of Bank Employees (NCBE), All India Bank Officers’ Association (AIBOA), Bank Employees Confederation of India (BEFI), Indian National Bank Employees Federation (INBEF), Indian National bank Officers Congress (INBOC), National Organisation of Bank Workers (NOBW) and National Organisation of Bank Officers (NOBO).

The UFBU convener, Sanjeev Kumar Bandlish stated that a letter in this regard has already been sent to the Chairman of Indian Banks’ Association, Secretary Department of Financial Services and Chief Labour Commissioner in the Ministry of Labour.

He said that the decision to go on a strike was taken as our demands of wage revision settlement at 20 percent on the payslip, five-day banking, merger of special allowance with basic pay, scraping of new pension scheme, etc have been lying pending since long. He said that there are 12 demands sent to the Government.

(With inputs from thelivenagpur)