All public sector banks in the Sector-17 Bank Square were locked, though residents did not face much of a problem at ATMs. On Tuesday, ATMs are likely to go out of cash as replenishment won't be carried out due to the stir.
A protest rally with 2,000 employees was held the Bank Square under the banner of United Forum of Bank Unions. Speakers criticised the Indian Banks' Association (IBA) and the government. Sanjeev Bandlish, senior vice-president of the National Confederation of Bank Employees, said the form would convene a meeting after the strike to take stock and intensify the agitation if need be.
In Panchkula, employees protested outside the State Bank of Patiala branch in Sector 8.