Banking services across the country have got affected as nearly 1 million public sector employees have gone on a two-day strike, which kicked off at 6 am today. Also Read - Bank Strike Today: Over 10 Lakh Employees go on Nation-wide Protest
Normal banking operations have got affected with people fearing that ATM services might run dry affecting cash withdrawal by tomorrow. The salaried class will also bear the brunt of bank strike as now the salary will not get credited before May 1.
The United Forum of Banking Unions (UFBU), an umbrella body of nine bank unions, has called for a bank strike against two per cent wage hike proposed by the Indian Banks’ Association (IBA).
Vice-President of National Organisation of Bank Workers, Ashwani Rana told ANI, “On 30 and 31st May, 10 lakh bank employees all over India will be on strike over the issue of wage revision.”
IBA has refused to give wage revision on the ground of huge amount of bad debts on the balance sheet of banks.