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Bank employees to strike work on May 30, 31 in Gujarat

Bank employees to strike work on May 30, 31 in Gujarat

Nearly 55,000 bank employees and officers in Gujarat will join a nationwide strike of bankers on May 30 and 31 to protest against the merger rise in wages and to press for some other demands.

Rawal, a bank employee, said, "We had sought the government's intervention, but the government has not responded so far, and hence we have decided to go ahead with several agitational programmes followed by the strike.”

Under the banner of United Forum of Bank Unions (UBFU), all nine bank employees and officers' unions would observe the nation-wide strike on the two days.

Estimates by the Mahagujarat Bank Employees Association(MGBEA) indicate that 55,000-odd bank employees of public sector banks and a few private sector banks will go on strike.

The Mahagujarat Bank Employees Association's general secretary Janak Rawal, said in a statement on Friday that all bank employees and officers of nationalised banks in the state will participate in the two-day strike.

The statement said that wage revision of bank employees and officers was due from November 2017, and in the May 5 meeting, the Indian Banks' Association had offered a meagre rise of 2% in the wage bill