Bank strike: The nation-wide strike organised by a union of public sector bank officers, demanding immediate wage revision, partially impacted banking operations across the country, but private sector banks like ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank and others continued to provide their services as usual.
Taking into account these two days of unions' strike and other holidays, banks will remain closed for most of the extended Christmas weekend. So, most branches will be open only for a day between this Friday and next Wednesday. Till December 26, there are three holidays -- fourth Saturday on December 22, then Sunday and then Christmas on Tuesday. (Reuters)
"The IBA is also not coming forward to structure the 11th bipartite wage negotiations based on our charter of demands by discussing the wage revision for officers from scale 1-7 and also based on the concept of minimum wages as envisaged in the seventh Central pay commission report," AIBOC General Secretary Soumya Datta told PTI. (Reuters)