About 10 lakh bank employees and officers plan to go on a two-day all-India strike in July this year. The United Forum of Bank Unions has decided to observe a two-day all-India strike during the monsoon session of Parliament in July, said Mr G.D. Nadaf, Convenor, UFBU, in a press release.
The forum has also decided to observe May 21 as ‘All-India Protest Day' against unilateral directions from the Government of India on bilateral issues and the attack on hard-earned trade union rights.
There will be centralised demonstrations at all State capitals and a rally before Parliament in New Delhi to mark the protest, added the release.
The protest will be against issues such as the Banking Law (Amendments) Bill and other reform measures, closure of rural branches, increased outsourcing of jobs, attacks on trade union rights, and the government's unilateral directions on bilateral issues.
The forum will also demand resolution of the ninth bipartite wage settlement pending with the Indian Banks' Association and the Government, and early settlement of the tenth bipartite settlement.
Source : The Hindu Business Line