Hyderabad :The Central Committee of the All India Bank Employees’ Association (AIBEA) has decided that it will join the nation-wide General Strike on February 23 and 24.
The strike call was given by Joint Platform of Central Trade Unions (CTUs) and Independent Sectoral All India Federations and Associations against the anti-labour, anti-people and pro-corporate policies of the Central Government.
In a circular to all bank unions and members on Sunday night, AIBEA General Secretary Ch Venkatachalam called upon them to get ready to participate in the historic strike.
He said in 2021 United Forum of Bank Unions’ (UFBU) had given a call for two-day strike on March 15 and 16 against the Centre’s announcement to privatise two public sector Banks.
We ended the year 2021 again with the massive two-day strike on December 16 and 17 against the Centre’s decision to introduce Banking Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2021.
Mr Venkatachalam said the struggle is not only to save the rights and lives/ livelihood of the people but also to save the country’s economy and the entire democratic system and the society as a whole from disaster and destruction being engineered allegedly by the authoritarian forces in governance with the active support of private corporate, both domestic and foreign.