2 Days Nationwide Strike Called By Trade Unions


Kolkata: Bank employees under the All India Bank Employees’ Association (AIBEA) will go on a two-day strike early next year. Almost ten left-leaning unions have called for a two-day strike in the month of January 2019 to protest the central government’s labour policies. This comes after the national convention held on Friday.

Reportedly, the left-leaning unions- INTUC, AICCTU, LPF, UTUC, AITUC, CITU, HMS, AIUTUC, TUCC, SEWA, UTUC and other central trade unions together have called for a two-day strike. The strike is scheduled to coincide withe 2019 election campaign. As the Lok Sabha polls will probably held in the month of April or May 2019.

The bank employees under the banner of AIBEA will join the two-day strike on January 8-9, 2019 according to a decision taken at The National Convention of Workers held in Delhi on Friday, C.H. Venkatachalam, General Secretary, AIBEA said.

The National Convention of Workers was called by 10 central trade unions and it decided to adopt various protest programmes against the central government’s labour policies.One of the programmes is the two-day general strike in January.

With IANS Input