The Central Government on Wednesday again appealed to the bank employees not to join the two-day nationwide strike from Wednesday.
The Central Government is disappointed to note that a section of the bank employees have decided to join the strike called by certain Trade Unions on February 20-21.
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, has made an appeal to the Trade Unions not to go strike.
The government has also set-up a Group of Ministers to talk to the Trade Union leaders. So far as bank employees are concerned, there is really no reason at all to join the strike. None of the main points contained in the charter of demands has any connection with the bank employees," said a Finance Ministry release.
"Banks provide employment to a large number of people and continue to recruit every year. Bank employees have social security cover. They hold regular jobs, which carry attractive scales of pay. They receive bonus, PF and gratuity in accordance with applicable laws. They are entitled to pension," the release adds. (ANI)