CPI Congratulates Bank Employees on their Successful Strike
The National Secretariat of the Communist Party of India has issued the following statement:
The National Secretariat of the Communist Party of India congratulates the employees of the public sector banks and unions particularly AIBEA and BEFI for protesting against the anti-worker, anti-people policies pursued by the government of India.
Striking workers are opposing the merger of banks as proposed by the government. They claimed that the previous experience of merger has led to closure of branches when actually there is a need to expand banking. Recovery of bad loans should be the top priority of banks but the government is instead pursuing mergers.
The Party hopes that massive strikes by workers in banks, defence and coal sectors would force the government to reconsider its anti-worker and anti-public sector stance.