Published On : Mon, Feb 23rd, 2015

For salary rise, Bankers may go on four-day strike

Nagpur: The proposed four-day strike by bank workers for salary rise is going to affect the city business houses in a big manner. It is being said that the strike will delay financial transactions of around Rs 10,000 crore.

Apart from the traders, the common people are also quite worried about this strike as four days is a long period and the ATMs will also go dry very soon.

THe deputy general secretary of Maharashtra Bank Employees Association Jayawant Gurve informed that the United Forum of Bank Unions comprising of 9 bank unions has been called upon by the government to have a dialogue regarding the issue of salary hikes on Monday.
The forum will take a decision regarding the strike after this meeting, sources informed. If the strike takes place, daily transactions of around Rs 2200 to Rs 2400 crore will be hit.

The ATMs will go dry probabbly on the second day itself. This will cause great inconvinience to the customers as well as traders as unavailability of cash will directly hit the trade.

However, the employees have said that their demands are valid and they will go on strike only if the government does not accept their demands. The employees have also said that their salaries were supposed to rise in year 2012 itself. However, it has not been riased till date.

The union has said that they will be left with no other alternative than to go on strike if the government still does not listen to them.