Bank Unions have strongly opposed the decision by the Union Cabinet to amalgamate Vijaya Bank and Dena Bank with Bank of Baroda. The Cabinet has proceeded with the decision despite the all-round opposition to this ill-conceived move from the bank officers and employees who went on strike against the merger proposal on December 21st and 26th ultimo and even against the wishes of the customers.

The merger is both against the interest of the concerned banks, the customers and the workers. The government should withdraw from this sinister move.