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Strike hits banking services

india Updated: Jul 29, 2006 11:16 IST

BANKING services remained crippled on Friday as more than 5,000 employees working in various public sector banks observed a daylong strike in the Lucknow Circle.

The strike was observed following a joint nation-wide call given by the All India Bank Officers’ Association (AIBOA), the All India Bank Employees’ Association (AIBEA) and the Bank Employees’ Federation of India (BEFI) to press for their charter of demands.

The employees of various public sector banks assembled in front of their respective offices and raised slogans against what they called the anti-employee policies of the Union Government during the morning hours.

The striking employees later assembled before the Allahabad Bank branch at Hazratganj.

President, UP Bank Employees’ Union, Lucknow Chapter, Anil Kumar Srivastava besides other office bearers of the Union addressed the meeting.

Varanasi:  Bank services came to a grinding halt as employees of most public sector banks stayed away from their work in eastern UP, including Varanasi, Mirzapur, Chandauli, Bhadohi, Ballia, Mau and Ghazipur, on Friday to register their protest against outsourcing and other issues.

President of Uttar Pradesh Bank Employees’ Association, Ram Vishnu Chaubey claimed that transaction worth crores of rupees were affected in eastern Uttar Pradesh due to strike.

Kanpur: Banking services were affected in the city on Friday following the day-long strike and transaction worth Rs 290 crore could not be executed. All 36 banks of the city remained closed on Friday.

The employees also stopped the clearing of MICAR and high value cheques worth Rs 100 crore. Cash deposits worth Rs 75 crore and payment worth Rs 55 were also affected.

Transactions worth Rs 60 crore related to other transactions including draft, income tax, sales tax, housing loan, term loan and foreign exchange were also affected.