CIRCULAR/GS/2014/03 29th JAN 2014
TO ALL OFFICERS:
NEGOTIATION WITH IBA AGAIN FAILED
NOTICE FOR TWO DAYS STRIKE ON
10TH & 11TH FEB. 2014 SERVED ON IBA
We reproduce hereunder contents of Circular issued by ALL INDIA BANK OFFICERS’ CONFEDERATION (A I B O C) for your information.
“During the negotiation held on 27th Jan 2014, it was expected that IBA will substantially improve their offer to the satisfaction which fulfils the aspirations of the officers and employees working in the banking industry. But to our utter dismay, after a protracted discussion, IBA improved their offer by 0.50 % only i.e. a final offer of 10 % only on the pay slip components (excluding the superannuation and other costs). The reason once again cited for their present low offer was the stress on balance sheets of various banks. UFBU rejected the offer made by the IBA instantly.
Immediately, thereafter the UFBU in its meeting considered this offer as too low to have any view on that and unanimously decided to go on two days strike on 10th and 11th of February 2014 UFBU has already served the strike notice on IBA, We call upon all our affiliates, state units and members to make this two days strike a grand success. It is also pertinent to inform you that immediately after UFBU decided to observe two days strike, IBA has invited us for negotiations on 13th Feb 2014 “
Bank officers and employees felt IBA far from being keen and serious to expedite the wage settlement is creating roadblocks by adopting negative attitude. It was making entire workforce wait endlessly to get their legitimate dues. Friends, we need to step up our participation. We must mobilize our rank and file. The struggle should be a historic one and should send a clear message to IBA and the Government that they cannot take the work force for granted.
Further developments would be informed in due course.
UNNECESSARY INTERFERENCE IN OUR INVALUABLE RIGHTS
We furnish hereunder the communication sent to the management for the information of all officers
“We are surprised by the reaction of the Management to the Industry Level Strike on 18th Dec, 2013. Never in the history of the Bank has there been such an approach. It is unheard of in any of the peer Banks in the Industry.
Chief Managers have been issued memos for participating in the strike. Names of Probationary Officers who participated in the strike are called for. These are unwarranted tactics aimed at intimidating the officers concerned. In Banks like Bank of India, Punjab National Bank and Indian Overseas Bank, even up to the level of AGMs, officers participate in strike. In State Bank of India even DGMs participate. These Banks have shown tremendous growth in business and have been innovative in their functioning.
Why should our Bank indulge in this type of negativities when it has hundred other things to do for business growth! After all, it is these officers who have to deliver at the field level. What positive could come out of them if they are hounded like this! When they have only exercised their right of trade union action what could be the Management’s objection! The strike is not against the Bank’s Management. There is no provocation whatsoever.
Management had recently instructed that officers in Scale IV and above should not be a member of a Trade Union. Even the Ministry directives speak only in terms of ‘advice ‘and not as instructions in this matter. Some field level executives are harassing the officers to de-unionize themselves. No other Bank has taken this issue to the level that our Bank has taken. These actions are self defeating and best avoided.
Our Federation which is the majority officers’ organization is lending all support to the Bank in its endeavors to achieve its goals. It is time the Management gives up this negative stance and concentrates in its core activity of business”
We shall inform you the developments in due course.
LONG LIVE OUR UNITY
WITH FRATERNAL GREETINGS,
A I B O C --ZINDABAD
A I C B O F --ZINDABAD
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