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Chidambaram appeals to SBI employees to withdraw stir

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Bangalore, Apr 6 (UNI) Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram today appealed to the agitation SBI employees to give up their protest and resume work as their modified demand is being considered by the management.

Talking to newsmen here he said that the Central Labour Commissioner was seized of the issue and with the management seeking time to go through the revised demand there was ''no need to trouble people by continuing the strike'' The management would be able to find a solution he added.

Mr Chidambaram said there was no justification at all in troubling the people.

He said unlike other PSU banks, SBI employees enjoy triple benefit of contributory provident fund, pension and gratutity.

The workers had pointed out certain anomalies in the agreement signed with the management in 2002 and based on that they had resorted to the strike.

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