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Bank services in Kolkata hit as unions protest against mergers

Some of the employees’ unions of public sector banks (PSBs) have decided to observe nation-wide strike to protest against the merger of 10 nationalised banks. Though officers and private sector banks will not take part in the strike.

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Some of the employees’ unions of public sector banks (PSBs) have decided to observe nation-wide strike to protest against the merger of 10 nationalised banks. Bank employees on strike in Kolkata. (Express Photo: Shashi Ghosh)

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Officers and private sector banks will not take part in the strike call given by All India Bank Employees Association and Bank Employees Federation of India. (Express Photo: Shashi Ghosh)

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Most of the banks including the country’s largest lender, State Bank of India (SBI), have already informed customers about the strike and its impact on them. (Express Photo: Shashi Ghosh)

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“The government’s decision is most unfortunate and totally unwarranted...,” central trade unions said in a joint statement. (Express Photo: Shashi Ghosh)

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A meeting was held before Chief Labour Commissioner between representatives of Indian Banks’ Association and unions but it failed to reach to a common ground. (Express Photo: Shashi Ghosh)

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Last month, officers’ unions had called a two-day all India bank strike on September 26 and 27, which was later withdrawn following the government’s intervention. (Express Photo: Shashi Ghosh)