8th’s Strike Deprives Bank Customers for 3 Days


New Delhi: The All India Bank Employees’ Association (AIBEA) has decided to go ahead with its nationwide bank strike on January 8, after the conciliation talks held by the Chief Labour Commissioner in New Delhi on Wednesday failed.

The strike call was given on December 28 to protest against the violation of the bilateral settlement by five associate banks of the State Bank of India — State Bank of Travancore, State Bank of Mysore, State Bank of Patiala, State Bank of Hyderabad and State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur — and their attempt to force unilateral service conditions on the employees, AIBEA general secretary C.H. Venkatachalam told The Hindu.

“The strike will affect normal banking services all over the country,” he said.

On the other hand, Banks across the country will remain closed consecutively for three days as the 8th January’s strike on Friday is followed by second Saturday of the month, then its Sunday.