AIBEA - Bank employees' June 24 strike postponed

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AIBEA defers June 24 bank strike

The June 24 strike called by AIEB in support of various demands of the State Sector Bank Employees Association (SSBEA) was deferred today and public sectors banks would continue working as usual. 

SSBEA, under its umbrella, has various unions of associate banks of State Bank of India (SBI) State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur, State Bank of Travancore, State Bank of Patiala, State Bank of Mysore and State Bank of Hyderabad which are also associated with AIBEA. 

The nation-wide one-day strike was called to protest against the "anti-associate" banks approach of the SBI management. 

"The union has decided to take up the issue at higher level in the Government. In view of this it is decided to postpone the strike of June 24," All India Banks Employees Association (AIBEA) General Secretary C H Venkatchalam said in a statement today. 

AIBEA has alleged that the five associate banks of the SBI are denying trade union rights in violation of law of the land in associate banks. 

Besides, appointment on compassionate ground is also not given and housing loan norms are also violated by the these associate banks, he said. 

Most of the public sector banks having members affiliated to AIBEA had informed customers that services would be affected if June 24 strike materialised.