The employees of state-run banks are to go on strike in favour of the nation-wide strike call of trade unions against the Narendra Modi government on January 8 and 9. The 10 major trade unions which have announced a strike against anti-people policies of the government include INTUC, AITUC, HMS, CITU, AIUTUC, AICCTU, UTUC, TUCC, LPF and SEWA. The move is expected to affect banking services across the country.
In a filing to the BSE, Allahabad Bank said that the issues and demands are of industry level and strike is also announced at industry level. "Therefore, if the strike takes place, the functioning of branches of the bank may be affected. The bank is taking all the necessary steps in terms of the existing guidelines for the smooth functioning of bank's branches/offices on the day of strike(s), in the event the strike materialises," Allahabad Bank said.
In a separate filing, IDBI Bank said that the All India Bank Employees Association (AIBEA) and All India Bank Employees Association (AIBEA) have notified Indian Banks' Association (IBA) of the two-day nation-wide strike call for January 8 and January 9, 2019.
"in the event of AlBEA and BEFI proceeding on strike on January 8-9, 2019, the functioning of bank's branches/offices in some of the zones may be affected," said Bank of Baroda.
Also last month in protest of the proposed merger of Dena Bank and Vijaya Bank with larger Bank of Baroda, over 10 lakh bank employees including ones from the private sector observed one-day nationwide strike.