They’re at it again: following last Thursday’s strike, the Banking Association (AB) trade union will be protesting this Thursday and Friday due to a lack of government response to their demands.
This means that if you need some cash to go out this weekend (or just to eat, really), you may want to get some cash now since ATMs might run out due to the strike.
An AB press release listed four demands in regards to the latest wave of strikes: a decent salary increase, rehiring laid-off workers, eliminating the income tax and ensuring the stability of banking jobs.
This all comes back to a little thing called collective bargaining, or salary negotiations between unions, employers and the government. AB wants a proposal for salaries that actually takes devaluation and inflation into account.