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Bank employees to strike work on July 25, 26

Published: 19th July 2012 10:41 AM  |   Last Updated: 19th July 2012 10:41 AM   |  A+A-

The normal functioning of banks in the country will come to a standstill on July 25 and 26 as the bank employees and officers under the banner of the United Forum of Bank Unions (UFB) has issued a call for a national strike on these days raising several demands.

Addressing mediapersons here on Wednesday, office-bearers of the UFB, P T Premkumar, G V Sarathchandran, M Udayakumar and M Raghavan, said that the two-day strike was in support of their demands including measures to drop the anti-people Banking Amendment Act and the decision to close down the rural branches of banks. The UFB has also raised the demand to drop the system of outsourcing in the banking sector and restore the welfare system of providing employment to the dependents of  employees dying in harness.The bank unions have also raised the demand to reintroduce the Banking Service Recruitment Programme.

A dharna of bank employees will be held at the Municipal Stadium Complex here on Thursday as part of the strike, they said.  ENS

The dharna will be inaugurated by former MLA K K Sailaja.

Employees of the Cooperative banks and the Gramin banks won’t participate in the stir.



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