Public Sector Bank, Insurance Employees Get Support Of Trade Unions As They Strike Against Privatisation

Public Sector Bank, Insurance Employees Get Support Of Trade Unions As They Strike Against PrivatisationCanara Bank Employees on strike (rajeshroxu/Twitter)

Showing support to the bank strike, many central trade unions have declared that they will be joining the nationwide strike called by the banks, Livemint has reported.

Starting Monday (15 March), the nine unions have called a two days strike under the aegis of the United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU).

The call for strike was given to protest the privatisation of two public sector banks (PSBs) as proposed in the Union budget 2021.

From Wednesday (17 March), Insurance companies are also going on a two-day strike.

The trade unions have also decided to protest against "the policies of workers and farmers' right by government" on 24-26 March.

The group representing the 10 central trade unions includes Central Trade Union, CTUs and Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), had formed a joint platform to support the strike in the Finance sector, including Banks and insurance companies.

Dubbing 15 March as "anti-privatisation day, anti-corporatisation day", All India Trade Union Congress, (AITUC) said in a statement that" the workers and farmers united struggles will develop in the future"

Several banks have informed their customers about the strike and stated that the services might be affected due to strike.