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No Bank Strike Tomorrow! Trade Union Defers Nationwide Bandh to March

Earlier, the trade unions had called for a nationwide bank bandh on February 23 and 24.

Updated: February 22, 2022 6:10 PM IST

By Business Desk | Edited by Manmath Nayak

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The All India Bank Employees Association informed that it will take part in the nationwide strike. (Representational Image)

New Delhi: The proposed bank strike which was called by the trade unions earlier has been deferred to March 28-29, 2022. In a joint statement, the trade unions had last month said it has deferred its scheduled February 23-24 nationwide strike against government policies by a month in view of the third wave of the pandemic and state assembly polls.

“An online meeting of the joint platform of Central Trade Unions (CTUs) and Sectoral Federations/ Associations decided to defer the two-day nationwide strike to March 28-29,” a joint statement said.

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The National Convention of Workers had on November 11, 2021, decided to organize a nationwide bank strike on February 23-24 during the Budget Session of Parliament.

As per the joint statement, the preparations for the strike had started in several states and sectors, with joint state-level conventions and even district-level conventions having taken place in some states.

The joint platform of CTUs had asked the working people and their unions irrespective of affiliations to make the strike a massive success and “save the nation from the destructive, anti-national policy regime.

The joint forum of trade unions that had called the bank strike includes INTUC, AITUC HMS, CITU, AIUTUC, TUCC, SEWA, AICCTU, LPF, UTUC and Independent Sectoral Federations/Associations.

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