On the call of the All India Bank Officers Association, all the banks in Dehradun and the surrounding area remained closed. Officials performed before the PNB main branch located at Haridwar Road. At the same time, bank officials agitated at the main branch of SBI, located at Roorkee Civil Lines.
The Bank Officers Association has called for this nationwide strike against the policies of the central government. The association demanded the government eliminate merger and privatization of banks. The businessmen should get strict and speedy recovery in debt collection. It is also demanded by the Association that the 11th Pay Agreement should be implemented immediately. Association members said that on December 26, all banks will be closed on the call of the bank employees.
Banks to remain open on on December 24
With bank strike and government holidays, the bank will now be closed for the next five days. If you have any necessary work related to any bank, then settle it on December 24 as the bank will not open for next two days. The bank will be closed on December 25 due to the Christmas holiday. While the bank will be closed due to the strike on December 26. In fact, on the call of the All India Officer Confederation, on December 21, the bank workers will be on strike in protest of the Center’s policy. Due to fourth Saturday banks will be closed on 22 Dec while 23rd Dec is Sunday. The bank will open on Dec 24 i.e Monday before closing for two more days.
About 300 crore turnover affected
Haridwar Bank officials and employees under the All India Bank Officers Confederation Banner protested under the leadership of the Regional Secretary of Bank Officers Association. They shouted slogans against the central government. Here, the strike of the banks has caused problems to the consumers. According to the state secretary Ankush, the business was affected on 150 branches of 21 banks of the district. The business of about 250 to 300 crore was affected.