Kolkata, May 31 (PTI) Banking services across the state remained paralysed for the second and final day of the two-day strike today. Also Read - Amid Massive Vaccine Rollout, West Bengal Faces Roadblock as CoWIN App Faces Glitch on Day 1
The strike was called by United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU), the umbrella body of seven trade unions, to press for higher wage revision for the employees. Also Read - AIMIM's West Bengal Acting Chief Joins TMC Days After Owaisi Visited Poll-bound State
The Indian Banks Association (IBA), a body of the bank managements, offered a two per cent rise in wages which was rejected outright by the unions. Also Read - Will Convene Assembly Session to Pass Resolution Against Centre’s Farm Laws, Says Mamata Banerjee
The IBA negotiates with the unions on wage revision issues.
“Only 10-15 per cent of the automated teller machines (ATMs), those installed in various institutions, were open,” Siddhartha Khan, convenor of West Bengal chapter of UFBU said.
He said that the strike has been successful and hoped that IBA would return to the negotiating table again.
Not only the public sector banks, private sector and foreign ones also participated in the strike.
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