50,000 bank employees in Gujarat join trade unions' strike

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Ahmedabad, Aug 20 (UNI) Around 50,000 workers from the banking sector in Gujarat today joined the nationwide strike, called by the Left-backed trade unions, partially affecting the day-to-day functioning of the banks.

The bank employees are protesting against the government policy of mergers and privatization of banks, a press release issued by MahaGujarat Bank Employees' Association said.

The bank employees took out a rally this morning and held demonstrations here.

Eight trade unions and 40 employees' federations are participating in the strike to protest the anti-labour policies of the Centre.

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