Bank services could be affected across the country on January 8-9 as a section of state-owned bank employees would go on a two-day strike in support of the nation-wide strike call given by ten central trade unions against the government's alleged- anti-worker policy.
The All India Bank Employees Association (AIBEA) and Bank Employees Federation of India have informed the Indian Banks' Association (IBA) of the two-day nation-wide strike on January 8-9, 2019, IDBI Bank said in a filing to the BSE.
In its stock exchange filing, the Allahabad bank said that the issues and demands are of industry level and strike call is also given at industry level.
Public-sector bank of Baroda said: "In the event of AIBA and BEFI proceeding on strike on January 8-9, 2019, the functioning of bank's branches/offices in some of the zones may be affected.
Ten central trade unions-INTUC, AITUC, HMS, CITU, AIUTUC, UTUC, TUCC, LPF, and SEWA-have also called for a nation-wide general strike on January 8-9 against the so-called 'anti-people' policies of the Centre and have placed a charter of 12 demands before the central government.
Meanwhile, the State Bank of India (SBI), the country's largest bank with 85,000 branches is likely to remain operational on two days, along with a few other nationalised banks, officials told PTI.