The Public Sector Banks including the State Bank of India (SBI) has informed their customers about a proposed 2-day nationwide strike beginning 31 January. This strike is called for wage revision.
The strike call is most likely to report the participation of the United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU). It is an umbrella body of the nine bank unions including All India Bank Officers’ Confederation (AIBOC), All India Bank Employees Association (AIBEA) and National Organisation of Bank Workers (NOBW).
The meeting before Chief Labour Commissioner on Monday remain questionable so unions decided not to take back strike notice, AIBOC president Sunil Kumar said.
The wage revision for employees of public sector banks is pending since November 2017 as a result of which bank unions have called for a nationwide strike several numbers of times.
In absence of no clear timeline or commitment from the Indian Banks’ Association on-demand from unions, the strike call stands, said AIBEA general secretary C H Venkatachalam in a statement.