One million bank employees and officers working in all the public sector banks as well as in old generation private banks, foreign banks, co-operative banks and Regional Rural Banks will join the 2 days nationwide continuous general strike on 20th and 21st February, 2013.
The Workers’ Parliament and Convention held at Delhi on 4th September, 2012 had given the call for this first ever two days general strike jointly by all the central trade unions in our country to protest against the Central Government’s anti-people, anti-labour and the procorporate neo-liberal economic policies.
The Government has been increasingly succumbing to the pressures of the profit greedy corporate and business houses and consequently, the workers are facing problems for their jobs, job security, legitimate wage payments, and genuine trade union rights. Prices are galloping alarmingly and the Government has totally failed to control price-line. This has adversely affected the common masses and the salaried sections. Unorganised sections of the workers, predominant of whom are women, are subject to inhuman exploitation of lower wages and denial of decent livelihood. While the Government’s is so keen the bail out the corporates, it has no time or mind to mitigate the sufferings of the people and working masses. Hence this strike has become necessary to express our serious concern and opposition and to demand remedial measures.
All India Bank Employees Association will join this 2 days strike under the banner of United Forum of Bank Unions comprising of all the 9 bank unions in the country.
In support of the 10 point Charter of Demands of Central Trade Unions.
Control alarming price rise
Stop anti-labour policies and Hands off trade union rights
Stop Banking Reforms
Early wage revision
Settle pending issues like compassionate appointment scheme