In front of the strike called by the United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU) on December 26, one of the bank officers’ association has called a strike on December 21, requesting unlimited order for the 11th bipartite pay hike talks, authorities said on Wednesday.
Banks May Remain Closed For 5 Days In December
In the wake of strikes and occasions, the banks will stay shut from next Friday to Wednesday, with the exception of Monday and the managing account services could unfavorably be influenced nowadays. The banks will stay shut on December 22 and 23 by virtue of fourth Saturday and Sunday individually. December 25 will be a national occasion for Christmas.
“We called the strike on December 21 demanding full and unconditional mandate for the XIth bipartite wage revision talks based on a charter of demands submitted in May, 2017. No headway has been made in the process so far even after 19 months since discussion on wage revision began,” All India Bank Officers Confederation’s (AIBOC) Assistant General Secretary Sajay Das said.
As per him, over 3.2 lakh officers of the association would take part in the strike as
“no perceptible initiative” was observed from Indian Banks’ Association to impress upon the five banks who have not yet submitted the unconditional mandate”.
The union bank the present move to limit the pay settlements just up to Scale III by referring to non-receipt of the ‘unequivocal mandates’ from five banks as a reason though 15 banks from general society part and two private banks have officially given ‘unconditional mandates’.
“AIBOC believes that it is nothing but a farcical logic to restrict the wage negotiations up to the officers in scale III whereas the entire officer community is covered under unified Service Regulations,” the statement said.
Amid strike on Friday, services at ATMs are relied upon to be “typical” while on December 26, ATM services would likewise be influenced.