The Tamil Nadu Bank Employees’ Federation (TNBEF) has given a strike call for August 20 to protest towards the State Level Bankers Committee (SLBC) guideline relating to 100 per cent workers at financial institution branches and restoration of regular banking hours in the state.
TNBEF, affiliated to All India Bank Employees’ Association (AIBEA), identified in an announcement right here that the Tamil Nadu authorities had prolonged the lockdown until August 31 and no public (bus/practice) transport was thus accessible to the workers to achieve their respective financial institution branches.
“There is no alternative method of transportation available, except to walk down to the branch like the migrant workers were forced to,” the union stated.
“The managements have not bothered to make arrangements for taxis, vans, or chartered vehicles etc to enable employees reach the banks for duty. Even in the buses run by the government for essential services’ workers and its employees etc, bank staff are not being allowed, even though banking is also an essential service,” the assertion stated.
The union additionally stated that financial institution department premises should not that giant and therefore social distancing norms can’t be adhered to if all staff are current at one time.
Demanding restrictions on banking hours, it demanded 50 per cent of the department workers ought to attend workplace until public transport is restored.
It additionally stated pregnant girls be exempted from attending workplace, continuation of roster system, and work-from-home norms.