Nagpur: Nearly 340,000 employees across the country under the banner of All India Bank Employees’ Association (AIBEA) will strike work on January 8 to protest against the “unfair” policies adopted by SBI with respect to its five associate banks.
Associate banks of SBI are State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur, State Bank of Travancore, State Bank of Mysore, State Bank of Hyderabad and State Bank of Patiala. “The agitation is because of the continued unfair labour practises of the SBI management who are trying to force SBI service conditions on the associate banks,” AIBEA said in a statement.
The union is against the imposition of SBI’s service conditions and career progression rules in associate banks. They have also demanded de-linking the associate banks from SBI.
“The branch offices will not be closed but normal operations might be affected due to employees going on strike,” one of the officials said.