As part of their national agitation, employees of public sector banks in Tripura also joined in the two-day strike that started on Wednesday to protest against a ‘meagre’ 2 per cent salary hike proposed by the Indian Banks’ Association (IBA).
Sanjoy Datta, state secretary All India Bank Officers’ Confederation (AIBOC) said that beside other demands opposed IBAs delay in settling a charter of demands, government’s laid-back approach to wage revision for bank employees, a meagre offer of 2 percent hike in wage revision.
Hundreds of bank employees across the state were noticed standing outside the bank gates and raising slogans for their demand.
Some ten lakh bank employees took part in the strike called by the United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU), which is a parent body of bank unions, including National Confederation of Bank Employees (NCBE), All India Bank Officers’ Confederation (AIBOC), All India Bank Officers Association (AIBOA) and Bank Employees Federation of India (BEFI).
However, the Tripura Gramin Bank and State Co-operative Bank operations resumed normally here.