As many as a million bank employees and officers are to strike work on February 20 and 21.

The strike call has been given by the United Forum of Bank Unions, a representative body of the nine bank unions of the country.

The employees are demanding that the Government should desist from banking reforms and outsourcing of banking related work.

The demands include early wage revision besides settling of pending issues like compassionate appointment scheme, according to C.H. Venkatachalam, General Secretary, All India Bank Employees Association.

(This article was published on February 4, 2013)
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