Bank May be Closed for 4 days, People May Face Trouble

Banks are expected to remain closed for four consecutive days at the end of this month. Four unions of public sector bank officials have threatened to strike on 26 and 27 September to protest against the announcement of merger of 10 state-run banks. At the same time, the bank will remain closed due to being the fourth Saturday of the month on 28 September and Sunday is a weekly holiday. So in this regard, banks can remain closed for four consecutive days. In the notice sent to the Indian Banks Association, the unions of the officials said that they proposed to go on strike against the merger of banking sector.

On 30 August, the government had announced the integration of 10 public sector banks to form four banks. The union leader also said that employees of nationalized banks can go on an indefinite strike from the second week of November. AIBOC general secretary Deepak Kumar Sharma said that nationalized banks across the country would be on strike from 25 September midnight to 27 September midnight. Bank personnel have decided to go on strike in protest against the merger of public sector banks and in support of their other demands. He said that an indefinite strike would be started from the second week of November.

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