CIRCULAR TO ALL UNITS & MEMBERS
February 26, 2017
❖ MAKE 28TH FEBRUARY ALL INDIA STRIKE A TOTAL SUCCESS
We are sure that all efforts are being taken by all our units in all the States and in every Bank to make the UFBU’s call for All India Strike on 28th February, 2017 a total success. In the light of the increasing attacks on account of the Government’s anti-public sector policies, defending public sector banking is very important. Fighting back all attempts to privatise the PSBs is a paramount duty.
When Banks are facing challenges, Government has announced recapitalization of just Rs. 10,000 crores in this year’s Budget. This means that either the business of the banks will get choked or Banks will be compelled to tap private capital from the market thus diluting public sector character.
We have seen how the Government is bulldozing all protests and opposition by issuing Gazette notification on merger of 5 Associate Banks with SBI unmindful of its adverse implications.
Similarly, while bad loans are bulging every quarter without any let up, no stringent measures are being taken to recover the NPAs but efforts are afoot to float a Bad Bank to whitewash the books of the Banks and to conceal and camouflage bad loans from public attention.
Instead of filling up the vacancies of employees and officers with permanent staff, every effort is being made to outsource regular jobs aimed at crude exploitation of the unemployed youth. There are intensified proposals to amend all labour laws to suit the employers and private corporates.
Even on the issues and demands pertaining to employees and officers, the Government’s attitude is negative and managements’ approach is also casual.
When the whole country had witnessed the outstanding work done by the employees and officers during the post-demonetisation rush period in the branches by working day and night, even the compensation to be paid to the staff is not paid in full. There are many other important issues which are being ignored by the management and the Government.
Hence, UFBU has given the call for this All India Strike.
Conciliation meeting on 21st February by CLC: Based on the strike notice served by UFBU on IBA, the Chief Labour Commissioner of the Central Government had called for a conciliation meeting at Delhi on 21st instant. In this meeting the Finance Ministry and IBA did not take any initiative to resolve the demands and hence it was decided to go ahead with the strike. The CLC advised the Finance Ministry and IBA to initiate the dialogue with the UFBU for amicable settlement of issues, so that proposed strike is averted.
IBA’s negative stand: In view of this advice of the CLC, the IBA reluctantly wrote to UFBU offering to hold a discussion but on the condition that the strike should be withdrawn first. UFBU replied that meeting can be held before the strike and if solutions are worked out, strike can be avoided. But IBA deliberately insisted on their stand and thus thwarted any discussions with UFBU.
Make the strike a total success: The only way we can respond to this negative attitude of IBA-Government combine is to make the strike a massive success with all our unity and strength.
♦ All our units should ensure that all our members participate in the strike enthusiastically.
♦ All our members should be mobilised to participate in all the rallies, demonstrations being organised at the respective centres.
♦ United Forum of RRB Unions has also given the call for strike in all the RRBs.
♦ All India Co-op. Bank Employees Federation has also given the call and hence all employees and officers in the Co-op. Banks will also participate in the strike.
♦ Reports should be sent by all our Unions to us about the observance
of the strike, participation of our members in the progrmames, etc.
S. NAGARAJAN C.H. VENKATACHALAM
GENERAL SECRETARY GENERAL SECRETARY
BALACHANDRAN NAIR PK says
Mr. Bank employees what are the benefits that you are yet to get. Pl. search your soul what you are getting illegally but legally when it reaches into your hands. Leave travel, Medical in all these cases how many are travelling or medical claims are preferred all most bogus. What is the impact if associate banks of SBI is merged with SBI. Noting so far customers concerned and share holders. Then why you are so much worrying? and making hue and cry. Being a lay man I under stood that the only reason is that the employees will get transfer to anywhere in India. Now I understood that many of the SBT employees working nearest to their home town and that is why they are very badly treating to the customers.,many of them are pensioners aged above 60,70 and so on. I request that Govt to transfer all those who are posted nearer to their home town to far places like Delhi Mumbai, Calcutta, Hyderabad or such place.Being an Indian they must now what is India, its people, climates and all and not that they will work within in 10 KMs radius of their residence. The merger should have taken place two decade back. It is too late. Whether any one can tell me any other reason for the merger. Whether it is SBi or SBT or IOB BB the customer must get good treatment from the employees par with private sector banks. Now that is not coming forth.. Good salary, perks and pension less work that is the motto of bank employees. You have unity. But think that there is no unity among the customers especially the pensioners and depositors. Your bread are we the customers blood who served the nation for more than 40 years and to get the pension they should stand before you hours together. , Pl do not forget about the actual cause. You are doing the baking business with our money and not yours. Taking deposits or pension at lesser interest and and paying it to the borrower at very higher rate of interest. Within in which you are living in A/c rooms and known and unknown luxurious life, But the customer has to wait out of the A/c rooms in Que. . Even no banks provide drinking water As in the case of pensioners the govt is paying Rs.65 per person for 12 withdrawals. The banks are getting it without any efforts. You can calculate how much money you are getting on this accounts alone and in turn what are the benefits you are paying to the pensioners especially to the aged. NOTHING, NOTHING, In my case the Manger SBT Konni thrown the pass book and other documents shown to him on my face and shouted get out. That is the banking welfare to the customers. Let God help them….