Relay strike by bank employees

Reported by: |Updated: November 24, 2014

Public sector bank employees are planning to go on relay strike from 2 December to 5 December to press for their demand for wage revision. The relay strike will be on a zone-wise affair. The employees had resorted to a one-day strike on 1 November on this issue. A spokesperson of the United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU) said the proposed relay strike will be the next stage in the agitational path and will be the first such strike in the banking industry. There will be demonstrations in each zone as part of the strike, he added. According to the plan, employees of southern zone will be the first to go on strike, on 2 December, followed by northern zone, on 3 December, eastern zone on 4 December and western zone on 5 December. The union leader said in the event of the issue remaining unresolved, the employees will be forced to resort to more action, including indefinite strike.