Each public sector Bank has its own history, Geography and culture on the background if Government bulldozes the decision of merger it will put their customers to great hardship and precisely with this united forum has jumped into action of day long strike today. Today, entire public sector banking was at halt since cent percent employees and officers were on strike. Employees and officers from old generation private sector banks and employees from some of the foreign banks also were on strike. Strike was total and shutters of almost all banks were down.
In Mumbai around five thousand employees and officers assembled at Azad Maiden and shouted the slogans against proposed amalgamation of Bank of Baroda, Dena and Vijaya Bank. Rally was addressed by the representatives from nine constituent unions Com. Shrangarpure NCBE, Com. Narendra Kothiwala AIBOA, Com. Subhas Sawant INBEF, Com. Mathaprasad Tripathi AIBOC, Com. Ali, BEFI, Com. K. K. Nair INBOC and Com. Devidas Tuljapurkar AIBEA, Com. Yogesh Bidkar NOBO. UFBU leaders warned the Government that if still Government maintains its stand UFBU will be left with no other choice then to intensify the struggle further. They further argued that Government should focus on recovery of NPA from big corporates to save the industry instead of merger. UFBU leadership congratulated employees and officers for the successful strike.
UFBU national representatives are expected to meet next week to decide further course of action.