Public sector banks’ employees and officials have announced to go on National-wide strike from May 30 to June 1. It will be a two-day strike, so All India Banking transaction-related work will be affected. The strike is called against the increase of only two percent hike in the salary of the Indian Banks’ Association (IBA) Employees. In a meeting, held on May 5, 2018, the IBA offered two percent growth. And during this, it was also said that negotiations on the demand of the officers will be restricted to the officers of scale 3 only. The previous salary review of the bank employees was increased by 15 percent. This salary review was from November 1, 2012, to 31 October 2017.
Addressing to the press briefing at SBI Headquarters, the National Confederation of Bank Employees (NCBE), Uttar Pradesh’s General Secretary and National Joint Secretary KK Singh gave this information.
UFBU is a body of 9 labor organizations. This includes All India Bank Officers Confederation (AIBOC), All India Bank Employees Association (AIBEA) and National Organizations of Bank Workers (NOBW). Earlier, AIBEA had also said that on 30 and 31 May, the strike will going on. The proposed strike of bank employees will start the strike at 6 am in the morning on May 30 and will run till 6 a.m. on June 1. The Regional coordinator Y.K. Arora said that despite the continuous opening of new branches and the retirement of employees, there is an increase in the burden of Bank employees due to non-appointment. It is natural to affect the quality of customer service.
United Forum and Bank Unions Director Devidas Tulajapurkar said, “This is due to the provision made in lieu of the NPA, which caused loss to the banks and no bank employee is responsible or Liable for this loss.” In the last two-three years, the bank employees worked day and night to implement the main schemes of the government including Jan Dhan, Banknandi, Mudra and Atal Pension Scheme. Tulajapurkar said, ‘These most of the schemes have increased the burden of Bank Employees work”.