NEW DELHI:
Banking
services were
impacted on Wednesday as employees went on a
nationwide
strike called by 10 central
trade unions
to protest against the government’s “anti-people” policies.

Branch activities including cash withdrawal deposit in public sector banks in many places across the country have been affected
due
to the
strike.

Most of the lenders had informed their customers in advance about the
strike call given by All India Bank Employees Association (AIBEA), All India Bank Officers’ Association (AIBOA), BEFI, INBEF, INBOC and Bank Karmachari Sena Mahasangh (BKSM), and its impact on
banking
services.

Bank employees have extended support
to the
nationwide
strike call given by 10 central
trade unions, AIBEA general Secretary C H Venkatachalam told .

“We have been opposing government policies on bank merger, privatisation, fee hike and other wage-related issues,” he said.

All India Reserve Bank Employees Association (AIRBEA) and All India Reserve Bank Workers Federation (AIRBWF) and some insurance unions have also extended support
to the
strike.

Trade unions INTUC, AITUC, HMS, CITU, AIUTUC, TUCC, SEWA, AICCTU, LPF, UTUC along with various sectoral independent federations and associations had adopted a declaration in September last year
to go on the
nationwide
strike on January 8.

The
trade unions have claimed around 25 crore people are participating in the
strike
to protest against the government’s “anti-people” policies.





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