Bank strike: Branches, ATMs could be hit for 2 days

NEW DELHI: Banking operations across the country will be affected for three days as the employees will go on 2-day nation-wide strike from January 31st.

This means that all government banks including SBI (State Bank of India) Bank of Baroda, other banks remain close and even the functioning of the ATMs could be paralyzed.

The strike is on 31st January and 1st February. The banks will remain closed on 2nd February on account of Sunday respectively. 

Several bank employees’ unions have decided to go for strike demanding salary hike, which they have been demanding since November 2017.

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The two-day bank strike has been called by the United forum of Bank Unions (UFBU). 

The UFBU is a confederation of nine bank unions that includes All India Bank Employees’ Association (AIBEA), All India Bank Officers’ Confederation (AIBOC), National Confederation of Bank Employees, All India Bank Officers’ Association, Bank Employees Federation of India, Indian National Bank Employees Federation, Indian National Bank Officers’ Congress, National Organisation Of Bank Workers and National Organisation of Bank Officers.

The strike coincide just ahead of the Budget 2020 presentation. 

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