Wednesday, January 22, 2014

AIBOC APPEALS!

In recent event of developments an all India
strike call of 48 hours was given by UFBU in view of a skimpy offer of 5% rise in Pay Slip
components of Salary. The strike was to be observed from 6 a.m. of 20th
January, 2014 till 6 a.m. on 22ndJanuary, 2014.
 However the strike was deferred after the revised offer was made by IBA
on 17thJanuary, 2014 for 9.5% hike on pay slip cost and assurance by the IBA to hold
negotiations on regular basis and to complete wage revision exercise by 30thJune, 2014.

Amidst these developments we have noticed anger, anguish and remarks of our members
on these developments over social media like facebook, orkut and twitter. Let me assure all of
you and particularly to DROs/Probationary Officers that we are aware of your expectations and
aspirations which have already been incorporated in our Charter of Demand (Please go through it
once again).
We agree with you that salary of bank officers is nowhere near to the equivalent
government officers and some of the public sector officers. At the time of negotiations in all
previous settlements this issue has been raised by trade union organizations in the Banking
Industry emphasizing that salaries of Government Officials and Bank Officers were same in 1979
i.e. at the time of implementation of Pillai Committee Report. However, dilution in our salaries vis
a vis Government Officials has taken place over a period starting from 1982 and gap has widened
with successive settlements.

We would like to inform you that wage revision negotiation is a process through which
we try to extract the maximum from the Management i.e. IBA. No settlement has taken place in
less than two and half years in the past and Government of India plays a major role (…………) in
the process. With social media playing an important role in any movement, the agitating
statements and messages by our members can give a reflection of divide within our cadre. We
respect the emotions of all of you and appreciate the energy levels of the young comrades in
particular. We need these energy levels to be preserved for an appropriate time.

We wish to reiterate that after protracted discussion, IBA has improved their offer from
5% to 9.5% but our endeavour will be continued further to move towards the aspirations and
expectations of officer’s community. While all your suggestions are welcome, we exhort you to
channelise the energy in strengthening the organisation and camaraderie.

 With warm greetings,

Yours comradely,

 (HARVINDER SINGH)
 GENERAL SECRETARY

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a pity AIBOC expects us; not to express our anger and anguish over the complete sell out of UFBU and remain united in watching the wage settlement drama.

if AIBOC realizes that bank employees are no where to government employees since 1982 then who is to blame & why AIBOC has never tried to wash away the sin they committed settlement after settlement

KANAGARAJ JAGANATHAN said...

You might have incorporated the aspirations and expectations of the DROs/Probationary officers in the Charter of demands, but the present situation is leading to only a pie. That is why, the ANAGER, ANGUISH, REMARKS AND DISAPPOINTMENTS. You should not come out such statements in future. Your actions should be in reality for achieving a respectful salary increase.

Anonymous said...

There is no merit in the stated arguments to justify meek surrender and withdraw the strike.nothing is going to happen if there is no wage increase at all.perhaps energy level of senior leaders has exhausted and expectvfrom others.what is the rational for demand of 30 % increase when u r already mentally prepared to surreder. U also understand that pillai committee was best then why not to adopt the route instead of begging through bipartite system.better to hv brave death then to coward surrender.go for agitation and believe in yr strength not to over estimate the counterparty strength

Anonymous said...

SIR
WHAT IS THE FUN OF ISSUING SUCH STATEMENT WHEN ON THE ONE HAND YOU WANT TO PESSIFY THE STRENGTH OF YOUNG OFFICERS AND ON THE OTHER HAND KNOWING VERY WELL THAT OVER THE LAST 30 YEARS LEADERSHIP HAS SILENTLY PUT THE BANKING FRATERNITY LAG BEHIND AND STILL DONT ASSURE ANY THING LIKE THE WAGE HIKE WILL BE MINIMUM 20/25%
TCB

Safi said...

Please compare the pay of central govt staff with our salary and then ask for hike accordingly...
We should have gone with the strike.

Anonymous said...

Union Leaders,

We have seeing your drama since past years and now also. You are doing nothing but reiterating the management words to us.

If you really serious about keeping "own words" mentioned in charter of demand, achieve the minimum 20% and above hike on pay slip component.component. Dont say bankers to express their feelings.
If you want to retain the talent in the banking industry, first keep your words. We are not interested in reading your circulars.

KANAGARAJ JAGANATHAN said...

The UFBU leaders have back stabbed us and trying to put oil over it thro' their sweet coated words. Comrades do not believe the words of the Union Leaders. We all have heard these words all these 30 years since 3rd BPS. NOw they want us not to share our views over their ill doings / acts against the working class of the Banking Industry.

mith80 said...

Dear Friends,
we are not beggars. So, we should not accept what our stupid UNION leaders will select for us. If
we accept then we will be the sufferer. But nothing happen to them because they never understand our problems. They don't have any right to play with our future. It is just like the beginning of World War in banking sector. So, if you want to save the banking sector then just kick to the old retire UNION leaders and form a new UNION of Young generation. Our bank, Our bipartite then who are they to settle our future....stop giving levy and monthly subscription...and resign from the respective UNION...

Subhankar Dey said...

UFBU is worthless...they are taking monies from us simply to enjoy their personal lives. Had they been faithful and loyal, we could have got more salary than those of Govt. employees and also our working conditions would have been simple like before. IBA and UFBU are the two sides of the same coin. It is high time for us to stop our contributions to the so called Shit-Union and snatch our rights from IBA. UFBU people are really shameless. They are not leaders, but simply blood suckers.

Anonymous said...

This is d tym to do something...not boasting...our hard earned money is wasted in posters,banners and pamphlets,everytym u call off d strike...wen dey said 9.5 ,dere shud be a staightaway denial fm UFBU.....wat d management can do max...fire all d employee's...dey cant but if dey does so den let me tell u we r ready to loose dis job full of dissatisfaction nd shame... two days is insufficient....d demand of hour is indefinite strike...otherwise delhi has witnessed a recent revolution nd UFBU nd IBA gonna face d same...

kamal said...

Dear Sir
Let me remind you that in the last settlement also there had been a lot of expectation of hike around 40%. But ultimately what happened is is the union conquered for a meager offer of 17.5% which was even below 50% of the expectation of bank employees. Then what the explanation given by the Union was it is because of the fight for pension option the could not achieve the expected level.

Now there is no such barriers ahead, we are not demanding anything extra from govt. then why we cannot achieve minimum of 30%?

we can expect our members to be united only if there is a feeling that their expectations will be realized and things are in smooth.

Instead of getting angry of the comments from the members union leaders should first realize that their works are not up to the expectation and large sections of Bank employees are in utter disappointment when a section of Central Govt Employees with less than a half of risk factor getting more than double salary.

please do some thing which will satisfy the aspirations of lakhs of Bank Officers and other Employees to enable them to lead a respectable life in the society. I dont thing any thing less than 30% increase will satisfy our Employees in this present scenario of inflation.

Anonymous said...

All unions must take acceptance through SMS from their respective members before saying yes to IBA. They should not take their members as granted

Anonymous said...

What the UFBU has done during 3 decades
1 Have u seen any epartment/Ministry where the working employees gets DA quarterly and the pensioners getting DA half yearly.
2. commutation of P/L is remain same as 240 days whereas it is 300 days in GOI/PSU and also tax free .
3 Pension is not up dated whenever revision is take place
4 GOI is going to consider merger of DA Min 50% with Basic pay the salary of govt employees will automatically increase by 15% due in increase in HRA .
5 UFBU not talking about parity of scales with Govt or PSU if they are not able to clinch the fair deal with IBA let they should request to MOF/IBA to appoint pay commission for bankers also
Thanks

Anonymous said...

Sir,
why don't our unions fight for at least pay & perks of LIC officers. Though our working environment is much risky and tough when compared to them.......

Anonymous said...

It was really interesting the anger directed towards the trade unions. Could be fully justified. But why nobody criticises the govt. Or IBA who are our employers who after extracting so much from us, do not want to pay the compensation . Why The non professionalism in IBA in handling HR issues is not opposed by anybody including the patron of the blog? Fear?
In fact this time it should be the agenda of IBA and Govt to give more inorder to retain the young force joined in the banking sector as this young force will be replacing the existing senior employees totally in 6 years and young are likely to be poached by the private banks when the new licences are to be issued. Whether it is the design of the IBA and govt. To kill the nationalised banks by allowing youths to be poached while parallely issuing licences to the private sector? Think in this line. Perhaps by mobilising the opinion against the IBA and Govt. In a big way we may achieve the desired the goals. By criticising the trade the trade unions, the leaders may be scared and out of scare they may hand over the job to you to but IBA will stick on unscathed and they continue to do the damage. Think of differently. I suppose it is the time to encourage the trade unions to fight till the end instead of demoralising by criticising as criticism does not go to yield any results.

Anonymous said...

demolish old set up of unions & create a new one with new ideology.old donkey cannot live with young horse.

Anonymous said...

Sir, UFBU's demand of 30% is even below par. but once you have started with 30%, please please please........... not accept below 30%. You made one mistake by asking 30% hike, Please do not repeate the same by accepting below 30%. Be strong on your own word.
Thanks and wish you all the best.

Anonymous said...

pay commission like central govt will be the best solution.

Anonymous said...

IT IS NOT ONLY THE YOUNG ASPIRANTS, BUT ALSO THE ELDERS WHO ARE AND HAVE BEEN SUFFERING SINCE LONG. THE UNION LEADERS ARE FOOLING US. THEY HAVE DECEIVED US.WE ARE TO BLAME OURSELVES FOR HAVING JOINED THE BANK SACRIFICING OUR FAMILY LIFE AND BEING AWAY FROM SOCIETY, WORKING IN HIGH RISK ENVIRONMENT UNDER THE SWORD OF MANAGEMENT.THE MEAGRE INCREASE IN SALARY WILL NOT HELP AT ALL. ALONG WITH THE HIKE IT IS IMPORTANT TO ACHIEVE THE 5 DAYS WEEK AND RESTRICTED WORKING HOURS DEMAND AT ANY COST.

Anonymous said...

If the union people is really sincere in getting expected wage revision they should not cancel the strikes announced when our expectations are not met.

mith80 said...

Dear UNION leaders,
Really u r amazing. Please Don't play with our emotions. Go and
beg from IBA for ur personal benefit.
Because you don't have any personality. You r doing the same thing what a street beggars do. If u r thinking for ur personal benefits than come to the hardworking banker. We will give u 99.9% hike in ur pay slip cost. So don't try to make us fool....

Anonymous said...

govt treatment to bank employees as if we are the step children .why this disparity.. if any mistake has been made in the past it should be rectified in present.And this is the right time to do this.Considering the risk involved in baking job the pay package should be higher than the other govt employees .But the real scenario is just the reverse..

It happens only in india...