CIRCULAR/GS/2013/35 26th Dec 2013
TO ALL OFFICERS:
DEUNIONIZATION OF OFFICERS
We furnish hereunder the communication sent to the management for the information of all officers:
“We understand that your office vide the circular IRP/571 dated 16th Dec 2013,have directed the Scale-IV officers not to be a part of any trade union, which is abinitio illegal and is in total contravention and violation of constitutional provisions. It also shows that no respect appears to have remained for the laws and the constitution of the country.
You are aware that as per the service regulations and conduct regulations, officers in all scales i.e. scale-I to VII are officers only. The conduct regulation does not differentiate between scales. In these circumstances, to say that one section of the officers should not become members of trade union is a direct attack on the fundamental rights of such officers, enshrined in the constitution of the country.
By issuing such type of threat, the management of our bank is not prepared to accept the organization as a part of the system. It is observed that the old time allergies towards the trade union are still remaining in the minds of the management, though not as apparent as they were in the past. Instead of creating threat causing unnecessary harassment which is nothing but an unproductive exercise, the management should concentrate in creating an atmosphere of confidence & encouragement amongst the officers particularly of senior management grade for better business growth of the Bank. The energy and time at disposal being limited, the entire attention of all the officers may be better devoted for business growth than concentrating on such unnecessary interference.
Earlier we were very happy to hear the message of our CMD, when he reported in our bank, that strong union is very much necessary for the bank to become stronger& stronger. Contrary to his message, your office has not left the use of the words ‘prerogative’- ‘our right’- ‘management discretion’ etc and such types of words have no place in a bilateral system.
We strongly protest against the illegal and untenable directions of your office in attempting to curb the trade union activities and request you to withdraw the same for the congenial industrial climate, which is the need of the hour”
We shall inform you the developments in due course.
UFBU DECIDES TO CONTINUE ITS STRUGGLE
FOR EARLY WAGE REVISION ONWARD TO
48 HOURS ALL INDIA BANK STRIKE ON
20th & 21st JAN 2014
Friends, the wage revision talks do not progress the way one expected it to happen. Uncertainty is looming large over the early and successful completion of wage revision in view of the various impediments in the form of counter demands/issues proposed by the IBA. The delay will harm us. We have waited patiently and there is no reason to prolong the waiting. Therefore it is very much necessary that we keep ourselves fully equipped to launch a meaningful and involved struggle. UFBU decided to continue its struggle for early wage revision onward to 48 hours ALL INDIA BANK STRIKES on 20th and 21st Jan 2014.
UFBU also decided on the following guidelines for an ensuing strike programme.
1. Since the issue involved is wage revision for all sections of the employees and Officers, all employees and officers including those on probation should participate in the strike
2. All those who would retire from the Bank service in the next few months to also to take part in the strike since. As per the IBA guidelines/pension regulations there would be no loss to such employees and officers in calculation of their pension entitlement 7 that wage revision would benefit all of them.
We appeal to all our members to be vigilant so that we can carry on the struggle in a purposeful and successful manner.
We are sure that our entire membership will rise to the occasion and build up a strong powerhouse to energize, at all times, the huge structure of our FEDERATION/CONFEDERATION/UFBU. The investments in the form of agitation, we make now are bound to return rich dividends to the present generation of officers & employees and more to the future generation.
With Warm Greetings
STRIKE STRIKE STRIKE COUNTRY WIDE STRIKE
20th & 21st JAN 2014
OFFICERS’ UNITY ---ZINDABAD
A I B O C ---ZINDABAD
A I C B O F ---ZINDABAD
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