Bank Strike Alert
Employees of public sector banks can strike again in March. According to the reports, the bank unions can call for a three-day strike from 11 to 13 March. Explain that the bank employees had been on a two-day strike on 31 January and 1 February. They say that the demands of the employees have not been accepted yet.
Salary of employees of public sector banks is revised every five years. The last time the salary of bank employees was revised in 2012. After this, Revision pending to be held in 2017. Employees are on strike for this. Apart from this, there is also a demand from the unions that the bank employees be given two days off in a week. There are also some other demands of bank employees, such as special allowance with basic pay, improvement in family pension, etc.
How will the bank be closed for 5 days
If the bank employees go on strike on March 11-13, the banks can remain closed for 5 days. This is because after the three-day strike, on March 14, the second Saturday of the month and after that on March 15, Sunday is falling. That is, if there is a strike, then the functioning of banks will be affected for 5 days.
Indefinite strike from 1st April if not accepted
Bank unions had a conversation with the Indian Banks Association regarding revision in salary. But it was uninteresting. Bank Employees Federation of India (BEFI) and All India Bank Employees Association (AIBEA) are leading the staff. Bank unions also say that if their demands are not met, they will go on an indefinite countrywide strike from 1 April.
If IBA and Govt did not meet with our demands we will continue our strike in March followed by indefinite Strike from first April. Request to Honorable Court of Law to instruct Govt of India and IBA to fulfill our demands ASAP. https://t.co/xv43Nk5cw5
— All India Bank Employees' Association (@AIBEA_India) February 1, 2020
Bank strike has been done 2 times this year
If the bank employees strike in March, this will be the third bank strike so far this year. Earlier on January 8, during the Bharat Bandh, the bank unions had called for a one-day strike against the policies of the Modi government. After this, there was a strike on 31 January and 1 February.