The meeting said that the General Council meeting has called on all our unions and members throughout the country to continue the struggle against privatization of the bank and be ready for a long-term strike.
Banks will be closed for many days this month
Strike Against Bank privatization: Government bank customers are being advised to take up all necessary work on time. There is a possibility that bank unions can go on strike once again against bank privatization. The Council of All India Bank Employees Union (AIBEA) has recently held a meeting with organizations across the country, appealing to intensify the movement against privatization of banks.
Secondly, there are plenty of bank holidays in April. Therefore, it is better to settle the work related to the bank at the right time. In such a situation, if the bank workers go on strike again, this month the workings can be badly affected.
These bank unions have claimed to have participated in the meeting held in protest against the decision to privatize the state-owned banks. After the meeting, organizations have warned of a large-scale strike against the proposal of the central government regarding privatization of banks.
Be ready for a long strike!
262 General Council members from different cities of the country attended the meeting of bank unions. According to media reports, it was unanimously decided to intensify the agitation against the proposal of bank privatization. The meeting said that the General Council meeting has called on all our unions and members throughout the country to continue the struggle against privatization of the bank and be ready for a long-term strike.
Did a 2-day strike last month
The bank union held a two-day nationwide strike on March 15 and 16 to protest against the proposal for privatization. About 10 lakh bank employees were claimed to be involved in the strike. Explain that Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced in the Union Budget 2021-22 that the public sector banks will be privatized. Although the name of the banks has not been made public.
How many days will the bank be closed in April
1 April – Yearly closing account (Operational leave in Aizawl and Shillong)
🔸 2 April – Good Friday
(Though open in Guwahati, Jaipur, Jammu, Agartala, Ahmedabad, Chandigarh, Shimla and Srinagar)
🔸 April 4 – Sunday’s weekly detention
🔸 10 April – captivity of the second Saturday of the month
🔸 11 April – Sunday’s weekly detention
🔸 April 14 – Babasaheb Ambedkar Jayanti / Biju Festival / Tamil Nadu Annual Day / Cheiraoba / Bohag Bihu
(Although Aizawl, Bhopal, Chandigarh, New Delhi. Raipur, Shillong and Shimla will be open.)
🔸 18 April – Weekly detention (Sunday)
🔸 21 April – Ram Navami / Gadiya Puja
(Though banks will be open in Kochi, Kolkata, New Delhi, Panaji, Aizawl, Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Chennai, Guwahati, Imphal, Jammu, Raipur, Shillong, Srinagar and Thiruvananthapuram)
🔸 24 April – captivity of the fourth Saturday of the month
🔸 25 April – Sunday weekly detention
🔸 5 April – Babu Jagjivan Ram’s birthday (Hyderabad)
🔸 6 April – Tamil Nadu Assembly Election 2021 (Chennai)
🔸 13 April – Gudi Padwa / Sajibu Nongamapamba / First Day of Navratri / Telugu New Year / Ugadi Festival / Baisakhi
(Belapur, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Imphal, Jammu, Mumbai, Nagpur, Panaji and Srinagar)
🔸 15 April – Himachal Day / Bohag Bihu / Bengali New Year / Sirhul
(Agartala, Guwahati, Kolkata, Ranchi and Shimla)
🔸 16 April – Bohag Bihu (Guwahati)
… Then what should customers do?
According to media reports, Delhi Pradesh Bank Officers Association says that banks may remain closed continuously in the coming time. In such a situation, it would be right to get the work connected with the bank branches in time. Customers have many options for the rest of the transaction related tasks. It is a time of digital payment and customers have options like net banking, ATM, UPI payment and mobile banking app.
Almost all banks have their own mobile app. If you have not yet installed it in your smartphone, you can install it from Google Play Store or Apple Store. From digital payment, investment in schemes like FD or PPF, loan installation, credit card bill, electricity bill, mobile recharge, many tasks are possible through mobile apps. Bank strike is not going to make a difference on these services.
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