United Forum Of Bank Unions (UBFU) Issues Comprehensive Protest Program Against Privatisation Of Public Sector Banks

The United Forum of Bank Unions (UBFU), an umbrella body of nine major bank employees unions across India, has issued a comprehensive protest program against the proposed privatization of four mid-sized Public Sector Banks namely Bank of Maharashtra, Bank of India, Indian Overseas Bank and Central Bank of India..

These four banks have a combined workforce of almost one lakh twenty five thousand officials and employees with Bank of India having a staff of about 50,000 and Central Bank of India 33,000, Indian Overseas Bank 26,000 and Bank of Maharashtra almost 13,000 employees. Given below is the program issued by the UBFU for the benefit of the viewers of www.indianpsu.com

Dear Comrades,

We have informed all our unions and members that in the UFBU meeting held at Hyderabad on 9th instant, the call has been given for observing 2 Days Strike on 15th and 16th March, 2021 to express our protest and opposition to the proposed move of the Central Government to privatize 2 public sector banks in addition to IDBI Bank.

In continuation, we append the detailed agitational programmes to be undertaken by our unions and members – 

14th Feb. to 14th March    : Committee meetings, mass meetings to explain the importance of the struggle to all our members

15th Feb. :              Letters to all Central Trade Unions seeking support to our struggle

16th Feb. :              Letters to all political parties seeking their support

18th Feb. :              Serving Strike Notice by UFBU

19th Feb  :              Day long Dharna in all State Capitals

19th Feb  :              Demonstrations in all centres

20th Feb. to 14th March    : Dharnas in Districts/towns in each State on different days

20th to 25th Feb. :       Petition to all Members of Parliament by UFBU

22nd Feb. :              Black Badge Wearing

From 22nd Feb :           Distribution of leaflets/pamphlets amongst employees/ customers

From 1st March :      Display of posters before all Bank Branches

1st March  :              Wearing of protest Masks

2nd March & 3rd March :      Submission of online petition to Prime Minister

1st to 4th March      :      Press Meets in State Capitals – on any one day

8th March  :              Wearing of protest masks (Parliament session opening day)

9th March :              Twitter Campaign

10th March :              Demonstration before Parliament – all UFBU leaders to participate

11th March/12th March :   Badge Wearing

11th March/12th March :      Demonstrations in all State Capitals

15th and 16th March   :      Two days continuous stay out strike

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