The largest employees’ union within the banking sector, the All India Bank Employees’ Association, has referred to as for a collection of strikes throughout the nation between December 4 and January 20, 2024 demanding workers recruitment.
“There is a deliberate attempt on the part of the Government and banks to reduce the number of employees in clerical and subordinate cadres in the banks and to increase the number of supervisory staff. The idea is very clear that they want less workers who are governed by the Industrial Disputes Act,” CH Venkatachalam, General Secretary, All India Bank Employees’ Association (AIBEA) stated.
“Similarly we additionally discover that there’s a bare try and outsource the common and everlasting jobs within the banks on contractual foundation with a view to keep away from the fee of wages as per our bipartite settlement.
“Because of this, the recruitment of clerical workers within the banks has come down drastically yr after yr and there’s a digital ban on appointment of subordinate workers and cleansing workers.
“This has resulted in a large number of people being employed on a temporary and casual basis without proper remuneration,” he added.
The AIBEA has introduced a strike in numerous nationalised and personal banks from December 4-11 and from January 2-6 bankers in numerous states will strike work.
This will likely be adopted by a two-day all-India bankers strike on January 19-20, 2024.
(With inputs from IANS)