Bank strike deferred following ‘positive’ developments


Guwahati: Bank employees across the country were to go on a three-day strike to press a list of demands including wage revision offer to 15 per cent from 12.5 per cent, from March 11 to March 13, 2020.

But the proposed three-day strike has been deferred following ‘positive’ developments at the bipartite meeting held in Mumbai on February 29, 2020.

 The strike had been called by the constituents of United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU), the umbrella body of the trade unions in the banking sector.

All India Bank Employees’ Association (AIBEA) said in a statement that in the bipartite meeting, which was held between the unions and Indian Banks Association (IBA), discussions were held in respect of offer of increase in pay slip cost to 15 per cent, demand for five-day banking among others.

Apart from Holi holiday on March 10, the banking operations will remain closed on second Saturday (March 15) of the month.

Earlier in January, the bank employee unions had observed a two-day strike from 31 January over wage revision and other demands.