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The employees of the State Bank of Travancore (SBT) are on agitation against the decision of the Government to merge it with SBI. The government has decided to merge all its affiliated 5 banks with SBI as also the Mahila Bank. This decision is against the best interests of the bank, bank employees and the customers. Instead of discussing with the workers and settling the issues, the bank authorities have issued order prohibiting demonstrations, rallies, meetings and agitational activities near the bank premises. There is no doubt that these restrictions are engineered by the NDA government at the centre.

The working class have to fully understand the present crisis and prepare for might struggles. The 2nd September 2016 Strike called by the central trade unions against such attacks and on major demands of the working class has to be made a great success.