Bank strike: Bank unions’ strike averted, will not stop working on June 27
Bank unions have postponed the proposed strike on June 27. The unions say that they will sit down to discuss their demands and focus on resolving the matter through talks. Following their demands, the bank’s unions planned a strike on 27 June. But Indian Banks Association (IBA) Is ready to consider the demands, after which the strike has been postponed. United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBA) included nine different unions of banks that had to go on strike. The strike was announced for 5 days a week for demands like work and pension. The employees of the banks want to restore the old pension scheme in place of the National Pension Scheme.
There are 9 different banking associations in the country under the United Forum of Bank Unions. These include All India Bank Officers’ Confederation, All India Bank Employees Association and National Bank Employees’ Association. These unions have threatened to go on strike for 5 days a week demanding pension and work. These demands of bank employees are old and they say that the government is not paying attention to them. Bank unions have gone on strike with plans to close on June 27. But now the matter is likely to be resolved through talks, after which the unions have called off the strike.
Talks will be on July 1
An agreement has been reached between the IBE and the banking associations for negotiations. According to the agreement, on July 1, the various demands of the bank associations will be discussed. This information was given by AIBEA General Secretary CH Venkatachalam and he said that talks will be started on the demands under the chairmanship of Chief Labor Commissioner. Bank unions and unions have demanded changes in the pension of all pensioners. The consortium of banks does not want to join the National Pension Scheme (NPS) and wants to restore the old pension scheme. The unions are demanding that all banking employees should be given pension in the old pension system and NPS should be met. Employees working in banks need 5 days off work and 2 days off in a week. There are already protests on this issue.
Warning to 7 lakh bank employees
Soumya Dutta, general secretary of the All India Banking Officers’ Confederation, recently said that around 7 lakh bank employees from across the country will participate in the June 27 strike. If the government and the bank management do not accept their demands, the strike will continue. Dutta said that both the government and the management are not paying heed to the demands of the bank employees. Due to which the workers have gone on strike. Going on strike will cause great loss to the people. But with time the Indian Banking Association is ready to talk. On this basis, the banking unions have postponed the strike of 27 June for the time being.
There were strikes in March too
Earlier, unions went on strike in early March, which severely affected the functioning of banks. The unions went on strike in protest against this move of the government, which decided to privatize two state-owned banks. The decision to privatize banks was taken in the budget. Bank unions do not want privatization of banks under any circumstances. Bank unions also demanded increase in interest rates on deposits and reduction in service charges. Banking operations were badly hit in Kerala, Bengal and Tamil Nadu. Bank employees in Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh went on strike the next day and went on strike. Apart from the bank, employees of other sectors also went on strike against the policies of the government.