Prime News, National, Business, New Delhi, December 26:- More than 10 lakh bank employees took to the streets on Wednesday in protest against the proposed merger of Vijaya Bank and Dena Bank with Bank of Baroda. This is the second time in a week when bank employees have called for a nationwide strike.
The strike has been called by the United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU) – an umbrella organisation of all 9 unions including the All India Bank Officers Confederation (AIBOC), the All India Bank Employees’ Association (AIBEA), National Confederation of Bank Employees (NCBE) and the National Organisation of Bank Workers (NOBW).
According to AIBEA general secretary, C H Vekatachalam, the strike is effective across the country and employees are fighting for a right cause.
Last Friday (December 21), an officers’ union of state-run banks observed a day-long strike to protest against the merger and also demanded immediate settlement of wage negotiations.
Most of the banks have already informed customers about the strike. (MR, Inputs: Agencies).