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Bank unions decide to join tiol strike on September 2

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  25 Aug 2016 12:00 AM GMT

GUWAHATI, Aug 24: Consequent upon the All India General Strike call given by the Central Trade union organisations, the All India Bank Officers’ Confederation has extended its full and active support for the cause. The Assam State Unit being an integral part of the Confederation also resolved to observe the day long strike to be held on September 2, protesting the Government’s lackadaisical approach towards the interest of the citizens of the country in general and the bank employees in particular by paving the way for privatisation of the Public Sector Banks, Insurance and other units.

The Government seems unperturbed and indifferent to the cause of the masses as well as the interest of the Bank Employees/PSUs and working class in general and seems adamant to implement its policies undermining a thunderous protest against the same by means of a strike action on July 29 given by UFBU and a huge rally to parliament by more than 10000 Bank officers on August 9 under the banner of AIBOC. Such attitude on the part of the government is a direct indication of handing over of the tiol resources to the hands of the capitalists, corporate houses and foreign entities by means of FDI and aggressive persuasion of economic, fincial sector reforms and disinvestments in PSUs.

AIBOC, the umbrella organisation of Bank officers’ community therefore is committed to continue its struggle against all such heinous attempts and wants to see an end of Government’s apathy towards recovering the bank dues from the big corporate houses which constitutes almost 50% of the total NPAs and its attempt of squeezing the scope for recapitalisation of the tiolised Banks. It also is deadly in opposition of Government’s decision of going for merger of tiolised banks, curtailing of the trade union rights by bringing in labour reforms, Government’s decision to allow unlimited FDI in fincial sectors, rail, defence and retail trade etc, totally detrimental to the interest of the larger section of the citizens of the country. This was stated in a press release.

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