Money & Banking

Bank employees protest against contract recruitment

| | Updated on: Apr 19, 2012
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Bank Employees' Federation, West Bengal, is undertaking demonstrations to protest against the recruitment of contract workers by public and private sector banks.

According to Mr Joydev Dasgupta, secretary, Bank Employees' Federation, West Bengal, close to 200 bank employees staged demonstrations in front of HDFC Bank's Clive Row office on Thursday.

Bank Employees' Federation is a unit of United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU).

The Federation will also stage demonstrations in front of various public and private sector banks to protest against torture by the managements of private sector banks on contract workmen.

“These new generation private banks and even some public sector banks have been employing workmen on contract basis. These contract workmen are not given proper remuneration, adequate leave and are made to work for unreasonably long hours. This apart, they are not given benefits such as provident fund, etc. It is a clear trampling of labour laws,” Mr Dasgupta said.

The Federation will stage similar demonstrations outside the head office of United Bank of India and Bank of India's regional office on Friday.

“Through our demonstrations we want to make the public aware of the repression and torture on contract workmen by bank management,” he added.

> shobha@thehindu.co.in

Published on November 15, 2017

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