Two-day Nationwide Bank strike from tomorrow

Mysuru: Citizens would be inconvenienced in the next two days as bank employees in various State-run banks across the country will go on a strike from tomorrow (Wednesday) urging for fulfilment of their various demands.

Their demands include hike in salaries, opposing the merging of banks and other pending demands. In the wage negotiation meeting held on May 5, Indian Banks’ Association (IBA) made propositions to offer two per cent hike in the wage bill cost as on Mar. 31, 2017. It also maintained that the negotiations on officers demands would be restricted up to scale III officers only.

Meanwhile, a bank official in city confirmed that there would be no transactions in the banks on May 30 and 31 due to the Nationwide strike and added that if there are any changes in the strike, it would be known only in the evening.

The two-day Nationwide strike, commencing on Wednesday, has been called by United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU) which is an umbrella body of nine Unions, including All India Bank Officers’ Confederation (AIBOC), All India Bank Employees Association (AIBEA) and National Organisation of Bank Workers (NOBW).

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