To oppose the Central government’s policies, a unified forum of central trade unions called for a countrywide strike (Bharat Bandh) on March 28 and 29.
Bank employees will also join rallies against government policies that damage workers, farmers, and the general public, according to the All India Bank Employees Association (AIBEA). On Monday and Tuesday, banking services may be disrupted as a result of this.
The All India Bank Employees Association (AIBEA) has indicated that it will join a nationwide national strike to protest increased unemployment, reduced wages, public sector bank privatisation, and the Banking Laws Amendment Bill 2021, among other issues.
In order to create towering resistance to this destructive and terrible corporate-driven government, the Joint Platform of Central Trade Unions must take the lead and be decisive,” AIBEA said in a statement.
Last week, AIBEA’s general secretary, CH Venkatachalam, used Twitter to announce his union’s support for the nationwide strike. Other key banking unions have joined the Bharat Bandh on March 28 and 29, including the Bank Employees Federation of India (BEFI) and the All India Bank Officers’ Association (AIBOA). Other industries have pledged their support for the bandh.
The following services are likely to be impacted by the Bharat Bandh on March 28 and 29.
Banking and Insurance
Insurance and banking
The State Bank of India (SBI) has previously alerted its clients that the strike on March 28 and 29 may have an impact on banking services. “We advise that, while the bank has made essential provisions to maintain normal functioning in its branches and offices on strike days, activity in our bank is likely to be hampered to a limited level,” SBI said. Insurance industry unions, like the banking sector, have expressed their support for the Bandh.
According to the statement from Trade Unions, unions in the railways and defence industries would mobilise in support of the strike in tens of thousands of sites.
The trade union further stated that despite the approaching danger of ESMA (Essential Services Maintenance Act) in Haryana and Chandigarh, highways, transportation employees, and power workers had decided to join the strike. When ESMA is triggered, any strike is prohibited.
Following the SKM leader’s UP polls revelation, the BJP has demanded an investigation into the funding of farmers’ agitation.
Apart from banks, unions have issued strike notifications in industries such as coal, steel, oil, telecom, postal, income tax, copper, banks, and insurance.
West Bengal government offices would stay open.
Despite calls from various trade unions for a 48-hour nationwide strike/bandh on March 28 and 29, all West Bengal state government offices would remain open on both days, and staff will report to work.
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Despite calls from several trade unions for a 48-hour nationwide strike/bandh on March 28 and 29, all West Bengal state government offices will remain open and employees will report to work on those days. “In West Bengal, all state government offices will remain open and staff will report for duty on March 28 and 29, despite calls from several trade unions for a 48-hour nationwide strike/bandh on both days. Leaves will be classified as ‘dies-non’ and no compensation will be paid, “West Bengal’s administration issued a statement.