The United Forum of Bank Unions ( UBFU) have called a strike on January 20 and 21, 2014. Around two lakh employees of Rural Bank have also announced to extend their support in the two-day strike.
Scores of bank employees representing 30 bank unions staged a demonstration during the day in front of Punjab National Bank, Birhana Road branch on Monday. Addressing to the bank employees, secretary UP Bank Employees Union, Sudhir Sonkar claimed that the tenth wage revision was due since November 1, 2012 whereas UFBU and Indian Bank Association had convened six rounds of talks and only two points – effective date of wage revision and merger of dearness allowance with 444 consumer price index – were agreed upon.