Nationwide trade union strike impacts banking services
Bank employees extended support to the nationwide strike call by 10 central trade unions.
Banking service has been impacted as employees went on a nationwide strike on Wednesday. The strike has been called by 10 central trade unions to protest againts government's 'anti-people' policies. Services such as cash withdrawal and deposits has been affected in public sector banks due to the strike.
Most of the lenders had informed their customers in advance about the strike call given by All India Bank Employees Association (AIBEA), All India Bank Officers’ Association (AIBOA), BEFI, INBEF, INBOC and Bank Karmachari Sena Mahasangh (BKSM), and its impact on banking services.
Bank employees have extended support to the nationwide strike call given by 10 central trade unions, AIBEA general Secretary C H Venkatachalam told PTI.
"We have been opposing government policies on bank merger, privatisation, fee hike and other wage-related issues," he said.
All India Reserve Bank Employees Association (AIRBEA) and All India Reserve Bank Workers Federation (AIRBWF) and some insurance unions have also extended support to the strike.
Trade unions INTUC, AITUC, HMS, CITU, AIUTUC, TUCC, SEWA, AICCTU, LPF, UTUC along with various sectoral independent federations and associations had adopted a declaration in September last year to go on the nationwide strike on January 8.
The trade unions have claimed around 25 crore people are participating in the strike to protest against the government's "anti-people" policies.