Bank staffs call one-day strike Tuesday

September 6th, 2010 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS  

Mumbai, Sep 6 (IANS) Banking services are likely to remain affected Tuesday as about one million bank employees plan to go on a one-day strike against a host of issues, including foreign direct investments in public sector banks and entry of foreign banks into the country.
The All India Bank Employees Association (AIBEA) has given a call for a strike in support and endorsement of the strike call given by the National Trade Convention organised by INTUC, AITUC, HMS, CITU, AIUTUC, UTUC, TUCC and AJCCTU, Indian Banks’ Association said in a statement Monday.

“If the strike materialises, a section of the Bank’s employees may take part in the proposed strike on the said date, in which case, the normal functioning of the branches/ offices of the bank may get affected,” public sector lender Indian Bank said in a statement.

Nearly one million employees are likely to go on strike Tuesday as most of the unions have supported it.

The trade unions which are supporting the strike include Congress-affiliated Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC) Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M)-affiliated Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU), the All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC) and the Hind Mazdoor Sabha (HMS).

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