CIRCULAR/GS/2014/011 7th April, 2014
TO ALL OFFICERS:
UNILATERAL DIRECTIVES ON RESTRUCTURING OF ZONES/REGION NEED FOR AGITATIONAL PROGRAMMES
Members are aware of the unilateral decisions of the management in merging Nagpur zone with Pune zone, Agra zone with Lucknow zone, Muzaffarpur zone with Patna zone, shifting Sambalpur Region of Odisha state to Raipur zone of Chhatisgarh state and shifting Dehradun Region of Uttaranchal state to Delhi Zone.
As a responsible organization, we have been showing lot of patience and restraint in order to reach amicable solutions. Unfortunately, our top management’s reaction is one of apathy & indifference. Trade unionism and Officers and employees welfare are considered to be unwelcome features as far as the management is concerned.
Therefore it is time, we react. The core committee meeting of our Federation held at Mumbai on 20th Mar 2014, had a detailed discussion about the attitude of the management and it was unanimously decided that our management’s unreasonable and unilateral attitude should be resisted in Toto. The committee felt that the following issues/developments warrant our immediate reaction:
1. Attempts to thwarting the bilateral mechanisms
2. Failure to draw up a proper manpower planning exercise
3. Unilateral changes in the Transfer policy
4. Deunionization & distruption of organized workforce
5. Cultural shock to officers & employees by merging the zones/Region
Friends, all of you are aware that the present Zonal set up in our Bank is in existence without any hitch for the last 3 decades. What has been existed and practiced through them all along cannot be pooh-poohed as unsuccessful.
How can we tolerate the management’s unreasonable and unwarranted approach in merging the zones and Region, which will yield only cosmetic change and leads to multiplication of only higher level executives?
Can we ignore such unilateral attitude of the management?
Friends the trend is a clear indication of the challenges before the trade unions in our Bank. The directives on merger of zones are arbitrary and against the bilateral sprit prevailing in our Bank. It is therefore necessary to raise our voice of protest. We must defend our right of bipartite mechanism. Hence all round awareness is necessary amongst the membership about the challenges before us and also prepare ourselves for a greater struggle and sacrifice, if need be.
WITH WARM GREETINGS
A I B O C --ZINDABAD
A I C B O F --ZINDABAD
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