Gujarat : 55,000 bank employees to go on strike on May 30-31

Bank employees and officers in Gujarat will join the nation-wide strike of banks on May 30 and 31. Nearly 55,000 bank employees to protest against the merger rise in wages and to press for some other demands.

Under the banner of United Forum of Bank Unions (UBFU), all nine bank employees and officers’ unions would observe the nation-wide strike on the two days.

Employees on strike due to wage revision of bank employees and officers was due from November 2017, and in the May 5 meeting, the Indian Banks’ Association had offered a meagre rise of 2% in the wage bill.

In the protest starting May 16, the bank employees and officers will hold demonstrations, display posters at branches, wear black badges to work, and resort to other forms of protest.

“The strike notice has been served to Indian Banks Association (IBA) representing the bank management and the Chief Labour Commissioner (Central), New Delhi.

The move is likely to impact citizens severely as closure of bank for two days, falling at the end of the month will tinker with the processing of salaries of several professionals, which is usually done around the 30th of the month by most firms.

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