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BANKING SERVICES remained paralysed and the premises of different banks in the city sported locks as the employees went on a day's strike here on Friday. The strike was called jointly by All-India Bank Employees' Association (AIBEA), All-India Bank Officers' Association (AIBOA) and Bank Employees Federation of India (BEFI) in support of their demands. A meeting was also held later in front of Punjab National Bank, Sangam Place, Civil Lines.
None | By HT Live Correspondent, Allahabad
PUBLISHED ON JUL 29, 2006 12:01 AM IST

BANKING SERVICES remained paralysed and the premises of different banks in the city sported locks as the employees went on a day's strike here on Friday.
The strike was called jointly by All-India Bank Employees' Association (AIBEA), All-India Bank Officers' Association (AIBOA) and Bank Employees Federation of India (BEFI) in support of their demands.

A meeting was also held later in front of Punjab National Bank, Sangam Place, Civil Lines.

The protesting employees demanded revoking of  the decision to get the routine works done by out sourcing, withdrawal of the order for privatisation of clearing work, taking back the Bill which cancelled the 10 percent ceiling on rights of foreign investors, recruitment against one lakh vacant posts and one more chance for bank employees to avail pension.

Addressing the employees, UP Bank Employees Union (UPBEU) district secretary Shivmurti Tiwari congratulated the bank officers and employees  for the success of the strike. He said that the government should take lesson from the strike and agree to their demands.

UP Bank Employees' Union Allahabad unit president Dhanajay Tiwari criticised the policies of Union Finance Minister and said that the policies were detrimental for the growth of public sector banks. He said that banks were suffering due to inadequate manpower and the problem arose due to pressure of World Bank for outsourcing various services of banks. He demanded immediate appointments against existing one lakh vacancies and one more chance of pension option to  the employees.

BEFI leader Vimal Chaudhari termed the policies anti-people which resulted in increased unemployment. The policies should be amended immediately, he said.

Among those present on the occasion were JN Shukla, Lallu Lal Gupt, Paras Nath Tripathi, RK Bajpai, Raj Karan Mishra, Sashikant Srivastava, RP Yadav, Rajesh Tiwari, Anjani Kumar, Ratan Lal Chaddha, Dinesh Kumar, Ashok Kumar Tiwari, SB Rai, Rajesh Jaiswal, Ashok Rai, KS Srivastava, Kripayan Bhattacharya, Madanji Upadhyay and Ghanshyam Tiwari.

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