Two Days Bank Strike in March 2021
Circular No.08/2021 9th February 2021
To all Units, Affiliates, Office Bearers, CC & GC Members
UFBU decides for countrywide Bank Strike on 15-16 March
Against Budget Proposal to Privatise Two PSBs
As scheduled, a meeting of UFBU held today at Hyderabad. The meeting was attended by Com. Pradip Biswas and Com. P. Venkataramaiah, our Vice Presidents, and the undersigned on behalf of BEFI.
At the outset, the meeting paid homage to the farmers who died while agitating against anti-nation, anti-people Farm Laws. The meeting adopted a resolution urging upon the Government to reconsider their standpoint and find amicable solutions to the demands of the farmers.
The meeting also took note of the hurry with which the Government wants to go ahead with implementation of the new Labour Codes in which many existing labour rights have been diluted or taken away. The meeting urged upon the Government to restore all the existing hard-won rights of the workers. The meeting expressed concern over various measures announced during the Union Budget like strategic sale of IDBI Bank; privatisation of two public sector banks and one general insurance company. The meeting took note of different reforms measures in the forms of setting up of Bad Bank, IPO in LIC, allowing FDI in insurance sector up to 74% increasing from 49% as of now, selling/privatizing public sector enterprises at random. The meeting observed that all such measures will be harmful for the nation and its people; need to be opposed.
After threadbare discussions and deliberations by all the constituents, the meeting decided to launch intensive agitational programme including strike actions. It was further decided to make the common people aware about the disastrous effects bank privatization will bring for the country’s economy as well as for the masses.
The UFBU meeting adopted following programme:
|February 19th 2021||Day-long Dharna in all State Capitals|
|Feb. 20th to March 10th 2021||Relay Dharnas in all Districts/Towns|
|March 15th & 16th 2021||2 Days Bank Strike|
Further strike actions will be decided looking into the developments. Details of other preparatory programme like postering, badge wearing, demonstrations etc. will be informed subsequently.
The meeting also suggested for holding extensive meetings of the members at all places so that all the programme are participated by most of the members to convey strong message to the government against the pernicious policies. We call upon our Units and Affiliates to rise to the occasion and implement the decisions befittingly.
(Debasish Basu Chaudhury)
Source : BEFI