CITU congratulates   The bank employees and officers for the successful two days’ strike The people of the country for the successful ‘Anti Privatisation Day’


Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) heartily congratulates the bank employees and officers of the country who went on a total two days’ strike on 15-16 March 2021 against the BJP government’s moves to privatise public sector banks. Around 10 lakh bank employees and officers participated in the strike called by the United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU), paralysing the entire banking sector.

The joint platform of central trade unions and almost all independent industrial federations in the country extended full support to the strike. Tens of thousands of workers participated in the demonstrations across the country, in support of the strike.

 CITU welcomes the decision of bank employees to intensify the struggle to save public sector banks from being sold off to corporates, both Indian and foreign.

 CITU and the joint trade union platform have already extended their support to the country wide strike of the General Insurance employees on 17th March and that of the LIC of India employees on 18th March, against privatisation. CITU members will actively participate in solidarity actions on these days

 CITU also congratulates the working class of the country as well as the thousands of farmers who have participated in the demonstrations held all over the country, mainly at the railway stations, to observe ‘Anti Privatisation, Anti Corporatisation Day’ 15th March 2021. The joint platform of central trade unions and independent industrial federations and the Samyukta Kisan Morcha spearheading the ongoing farmers’ struggle have jointly given the call for observing the Anti Privatisation Anti Corporatisation Day’.

 Demonstrations were held at over one lakh places including thousands of railway stations, in front of public sector units, banks etc. People including in rural areas spontaneously supported the call. In New Delhi, national leaders of trade unions and SKM joined the protests at New Delhi railway station and Central Electronics Limited.


CITU calls upon the entire working class, the toiling people and all sections of patriotic people of the country to actively support and join the struggle against the disastrous decision of the BJP government to hand over public assets, the people’s wealth to a handful of their corporate cronies. The fight to save the country from corporate greed shall intensify in the coming days.


Issued by: 

Tapan Sen

General Secretary

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