Strike hits banking services in Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh
- March 1, 2017
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Because of the strike, bank customers could not get their cheques cleared while transactions like cash withdrawal, cash and cheque deposits were also affected.
Several harried customers faced inconvenience as they found many branches of public sector banks closed.
However, major private sector banks continued to function.
Protesting employees under the aegis United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU) held protest rallies and demonstrations at several places including Ludhiana.
Gaur said bank officials’ major demands include stringent measures to recover bad loans, accountability of top executives, criminal action against wilful defaulters of banks loans, legitimate compensation to employees and officers for extra hours of work performed during demonetisation, immediate appointment of workmen, officer employee directors in all banks and implementation of compassionate appointment scheme