The largest staff’ union within the banking sector, the All India Bank Employees’ Association, has referred to as for a sequence of strikes throughout the nation between December 4 and January 20, 2024 demanding employees recruitment.
“There is a deliberate try on the a part of the Government and banks to scale back the variety of employees in clerical and subordinate cadres within the banks and to improve the variety of supervisory employees. The concept could be very clear that they need much less staff who’re ruled by the Industrial Disputes Act,” CH Venkatachalam, General Secretary, All India Bank Employees’ Association (AIBEA) mentioned.
“Similarly we additionally discover that there’s a bare try to 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 employees within the banks has come down drastically yr after yr and there’s a digital ban on appointment of subordinate employees and cleansing employees.
“This has resulted in a lot of individuals being employed on a brief and informal foundation with out correct remuneration,” he added.
The AIBEA has introduced a strike in several nationalised and personal banks from December 4-11 and from January 2-6 bankers in several states will strike work.
This might be adopted by a two-day all-India bankers strike on January 19-20, 2024.
(With inputs from IANS)