Against to banking reforms, employees to go nationwide strike on Aug 22

Chennai: The dispute between government and Bank Unions has grown bitter and the former decided to go in strike on August 22.

The development came after talk between the United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU) and Indian Banks` Association (IBA) failed.

The Forum is an umbrella body of nine unions in the Indian banking sector.

The UFBU has given notice of a nationwide strike on August 22 to protest against reforms in the banking sector and other issues.

“Since nothing positive emerg8ed (at the talks) on the issues raised by us, our call for strike on August 22 stands,” C.H. Venkatachalam, General Secretary, All India Bank Employees` Association (AIBEA), said.

“The IBA requested to withdraw strike without any concrete solution to the demands. Hence the strike call stands,” D. Thomas Franco Rajendra Dev, General Secretary of the All India Bank Officers Confederation (AIBOC) said.

The Chief Labour Commissioner has called the Forum for a conciliatory meeting in New Delhi on August 18.

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