SBI, few other nationalized banks likely to stay open on two-day shutdown

SBI, few other nationalized banks likely to stay open on two-day shutdown

Bhubaneswar: Bank transactions in the country’s biggest lender, the State Bank of India which has over 85,000 branches across the country will likely remain unaffected during the two-day all-India shutdown call by trade unions.

“All the SBI branches will remain operational. Out of nine union constituents, only two have called the strike and rest are not supporting it this time,” United Forum of Bank Unions West Bengal Convener Siddhartha Khan was quoted as saying to PTI.

It may be noted that only All India Bank Employees Association and Bank Employees Federation of India have called the strike among the banking unions.

Khan also said that apart from SBI, Indian Overseas Bank and Bank of India would stay fully functional and some other banks may face partial disruption.

Ten central trade unions including INTUC, AITUC, HMS, CITU, AIUTUC, AICCTU, UTUC, TUCC, LPF and SEWA, have also called a nationwide general strike on January 8 and 9, against the “anti-people” policies of the Centre.

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