Post the nationwide bank strike declaration on December 26, a bank officers union has separately threatened yet another bank strike on December 21, which would hit banking services severely around the Christmas holidays.
December 21 being a Friday, bank services will be severely hit till December 26; except for December 24 which is Monday. The bankers will enjoy weekends holidays as well as Christmas on December 25. Banks will remain closed on December 22 as being the fourth Saturday.
The All India Bank Officers Confederation (AIBOC) said the strike call on December 21 against Indian Banks’ Associations move to leave officers in scale IV and above out of the bipartite wage settlement ambit.
“We demand full and complete mandate for officers (Scale I to VII) wage revision in 11th bipartite settlement,” AIBOC said in its bank strike notice, a copy of which was marked to the Chief Labour Commissioner in New Delhi.
The strikes will severely hit the banking services and consumers are going to have a tough time around Christmas holidays.