Vadodara: The All India Bank Employees Association (AIBEA) on Saturday called for a nationwide strike on 24 June in support of various demands of the State Sector Bank Employees Association (SSBEA).

SSBEA, under its umbrella, has various unions of associate banks of State Bank of India (SBI) such as State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur, State Bank of Travancore, State Bank of Hyderabad and State Bank of Mysore and the like, which are also associated with AIBEA.

Beside the nation-wide strike call, unions of associate banks under SSBEA have also called for a strike on 4 June in their respective cities pressing for their demands. The demands include delinking associate banks from SBI, not curbing the trade unions’ rights of representation, extension of compassionate appointment scheme as per government guidelines, increase in quantum of staff housing loan, recruitment of sub-staff and part-time employees and resolving pending demands, among others, AIBEA general secretary C.H. Venkatachalam said. He accused the SBI management of hampering the performance of associate banks due to its “bossy approach". PTI