The United Discussion board of Financial institution Unions (UFBU), an umbrella physique of 9 unions, has given a name for a two-day strike in March towards the proposed privatization of two-state owned lenders. In keeping with the UFBU, the two-day strike will start on March 15.
Presenting the Union Price range final week, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had introduced the privatization of two Public Sector Banks (PSBs) as a part of its disinvestment plan. The federal government has already privatized IDBI Financial institution by promoting its majority stake within the lender to LIC in 2019 and merged 14 public sector banks within the final 4 years.
Throughout a gathering of the UFBU on Tuesday, All India Financial institution Staff Affiliation (AIBEA) normal secretary C H Venkatachalam stated it has been determined to oppose the federal government’s resolution to denationalise banks.
“The assembly mentioned the assorted bulletins made within the price range of the central authorities concerning reform measures like privatisation of IDBI Financial institution and two PSBs, establishing of unhealthy financial institution, disinvestment in LIC, privatisation of 1 normal insurance coverage firm, permitting FDI in insurance coverage sector as much as 74 per cent, aggressive disinvestment and sale of public sector undertakings, and so forth,” he stated.
The assembly noticed that every one these measures are retrograde and therefore should be opposed, he added.
After deliberations, it was determined to offer the decision for a two-day — March 15 and March 16 — strike towards the federal government’s strikes, AIBOC normal secretary Soumya Datta stated.
Members of UFBU embody All India Financial institution Staff Affiliation (AIBEA), All India Financial institution Officers’ Confederation (AIBOC), Nationwide Confederation of Financial institution Staff (NCBE), All India Financial institution Officers’ Affiliation (AIBOA) and Financial institution Staff Confederation of India (BEFI).
Others are Indian Nationwide Financial institution Staff Federation (INBEF), Indian Nationwide Financial institution Officers Congress (INBOC), Nationwide Organisation of Financial institution Staff (NOBW) and Nationwide Organisation of Financial institution Officers (NOBO). (With PTI inputs)