NEW DELHI: Banks will go on strike across the country on Monday (March 28) and Tuesday (March 29) to protest the Banking Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2021, which seeks to privatise public sector banks. A combined forum of central trade unions made the decision to go on strike.
The All India Bank Employees Association declared on Saturday that it will go on strike for two days to protest the government's plan. Apart from banking, other corporate sectors are likely to join the walkout to show support for the banks against the central government's policies.
Other than banks, other business sectors are also expected to join the strike to show their solidarity with the banks against the policies of the Central government. Telecom, income tax, oil, coal, postal steel, copper, and insurance sectors might support the strike. The central trade unions' joint forum has stated that the center's new policies will affect their workers, farmers, and people, and that they should be reversed.
Customers of the State Bank of India have been told that due to the bank's participation in the two-day nationwide strike, they may not be able to receive services. The Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh, on the other hand, has stated that it will not support the strike. The government of West Bengal has stated that all government employees will report to work. The Samyukta Kisan Morcha has backed the banking sector's demand.