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Rural bank employees' strike on April 21

Nearly 69,000 employees and officers of 158 Gramin Banks in 14,500 branches will observe a day's strike on April 21.

india Updated: Feb 18, 2006 17:28 IST

Nearly 69,000 employees and officers of 158 regional rural banks (Gramin Banks) in 14,500 branches in the country's 522 districts will observe a day's strike on April 21 in support of their six-point charter of demands.

The demands include formation of state-level regional rural banks (RRB) de-linking them from sponsor banks, revision of entire financial package and rights to RRB staff as per bipartite settlement, setting up of an Apex Level Negotiating Forum and parity of superannuation benefits, said All-India Regional Rural Bank Employees' Association general secretary DK Mukherjee.

The Association members would stage a dharna along with fraternal trade unions in each RRB on February 28, to be followed by another dharna before Parliament on March seven in support of their demands.

First Published: Feb 18, 2006 17:17 IST