Thursday, October 3, 2019

UNITED FORUM OF BANK UNIONS
(AIBEA-AIBOC-NCBE-AIBOA-BEFI-INBEF-INBOC-NOBW-NOBO)

LETTER NO UFBU/2019/10 Date 03.10.2019

To

Shri V. G. Kannan,
Chief Executive,
Indian Banks’ Association,
World Trade Centre, Centre 1,6th Floor, Cuffe Parade,
MUMBAI-400 005.

Dear Sir,

Our attention has been drawn to a communication from IBA dated 1-10-2019 under your
signature to all member Banks advising them to disburse an adhoc amount equivalent to one
month’s salary to all employees and officers who were in service as on 1-11-2017 and who
continue to be in service today and to disburse 15 days’ salary for employees and officers who
joined between 1-11-2017 and 31-3-2019 pending finalization of the wage revision settlement.
You are aware of the advisory from the Finance Ministry, Government of India dated 12-1-2016 advising the Banks and Indian Banks’ Association to initiate the process of
negotiations/wage revision of the employees and to conclude it prior to the effective date i.e.
1-11-2017.
You are also aware that having regard to this Advisory, our Workmen Unions and Officers
Associations had also submitted the Charter of Demands well in advance with a request to IBA
to commence the negotiations in advance so that we may conclude it before the stipulated date.
You will also recall that when the initial round of discussion was called by the IBA on 2-5-2017, from the UFBU we had expressed our view that the discussion should be held on regular
basis and concluded at the earliest. IBA also agreed to the same. But, records will speak, that
talks were held after a lot of time gap every time and this is the main reason for the delay. This
delay is not attributable to the Unions.
Even though the negotiations commenced in May, 2017, only after a period of one year, that is
in the discussions held in May, 2018, IBA made its first offer of 2%. Thus one full year of
negotiation was without any offer from IBA. This delay is also solely on the shoulders of the
IBA and not the Unions.
Even in the communication under reference, IBA has presumed and stated that it would take
some more time to conclude the negotiations and sign the Settlement. This clearly shows that IBA wants to further delay the Settlement with a deliberate intention to frustrate the employees
and officers and to divert the wrath of the workforce against the unions.
If IBA expects further delay in the Settlement, for whatever may the reason, and hence wanted
to pay an adhoc amount, it should have been taken up with the Unions during negotiations.
Even in the last round of negotiations held on 17-9-2019, there was no inkling of what was
there in the mind of IBA and no such proposal was mooted by IBA.
Hence, the decision to pay adhoc amount, is not only unfair, unilateral and arbitrary but it is
also a deliberate attempt to undermine the role of unions and their right of collective
bargaining. This is a naked attempt to de-unionise the workforce. Such attempts are bound
to have an adverse impact on the otherwise healthy industrial relations in the banking industry.
It is unfortunate that, after negotiating with the Unions for more than two years so far, instead
of expediting the Settlement, IBA has chosen to decide to pay ad-hoc amount on its own for
the reasons best known to you.
We do not want to deal with the goodwill gesture on the part of IBA as employees and officers
of the Banks are capable of understanding the motive behind this decision. Suffice it to say
that this goodwill gesture was absent in payment of overtime wages/compensation to
employees and officers when they bore the brunt during the demonetisation period and during
the implementation of Jan Dhan Yojana scheme within a short period and such other occasions.
Even till now, many Bank managements are defaulters in this regard. We wish that such
goodwill gesture should have been shown in those times when employees and officers were
suffering under so much of stress and strain.
On behalf of all the negotiating unions, we wish to convey our strong resentment, displeasure
and protest against the unilateral decision of the IBA in this regard.
Please take note of our strong views in this regard.

Thanking you,

Yours faithfully,

48 comments:

Anonymous said...

In the next meeting unions should demand for at lest 20% increase in pay slip including minimum 10 % load on basic pay. If IBA do not agree to this proposal then unions should boycott the meeting and go for indefinite strike . This will only be the counter slap on IBA .

Anonymous said...

Union ko Govt and IBA ni dekhyi inki aookaat(Baba jit ka thuloo).In ke pass indefinate strike call karney ke liyey hosla nahien yeh buzdil kaya wage revision karvayen gey.Sirf Levy ke Bhokey........

Eswar said...

Ho alas! Now the ball is in govt’s hand. Unions lost their credibility. What you union leaders done for Two and half years if IBA delaying what you people have done? Where is your conscience? Are your minds are working are not? Why there is stiff action from your end? Are you passing the time for the sake of levy (official kick backs or bribery ).Now employees know very well you people at the helm are inefficient, ineffective, indecisive , finally you are ineligible so quit and hand over the reins to the younger generations who will take decisions. Else if you have guts take strong and exceptional actions. Then only banking commanders will respect you. If you cry in front of IBA nothing will happen. And also I advice personality all the union don’t ask bribe from employees for delaying of settlement. Yes due to you people only this delay happened all of us well known it

Anonymous said...

Some Banks have already credited adhoc amounts to employee

Rohitash said...

Inki aukat nahi strike karne ki as I have written earlier also chv has given one day strike on Tuesday in October. Day choosen is always like this in between working days and not clubbed with holiday which shows their weeknes. Till date in last two settlement the strike day is always choosen like this so banking business not affected at all. Plz now new gen comrades can well understand this symbolic strike. No more fooling employee plZ.keep urself cool and let ur lavy amt multiply. But be sure this time u are not going to get lavy even from haild of the comrades. All the best for next talks with iba.

Shiva said...

It is the warning Bell for UFBU. Govt. Tested the pulse of employees and learnt that employees are fedup with lethargic action of UFBU. Govt. Gauged that UFBU can beg and they cannot Demand. Since two years UFBU begging for dates for negotiation kneeling in front of IBA, which is a voluntary Organisation (Even not registered and headed by CEO's who cannot have the guts to get salary equavalent to their counter parts in Private Sector). How they can be parties to a decent wage settlement. When IBA is not a registered, not recognised by Govt, No authority over banks,Cannot issue directions to banks,Even it cannot make any decisions, cannot take part in banks improvements, why they are so much interested in wage revision. Maybe the attraction of luxury of spending lakhs of rupees. CEO's of Major Banks are not in a position to study the situation and be a part of decent wage settlement, behaving like a average house wife negotiating with a vegetable vendors at market. It is a shame to consume two years to decide Percentage of hike with a spineless old, selfish, presuming themselves as vibrant leaders. If this repeats bank employees will be definitely not take part in banks improvements and revolt will emerge then it will be too late to any body to save banks. Govt should take bank employees to confidence and treat them as FINANTIAL ARMY OF INDIA AND ADVICE IBA TO SETTLE WAGE REVISION EARLY AND ADVICE THEM NOT TO REPEAT LAST TIME MISTAKE OF 2% hike on Basic when wage settlement was signed for 15%.

Anonymous said...

BOB has today credited 1 month basic plus DA to all its staff from substaff to GM. This is called daring. At least BOB has shown the HIMMAT of showing the so called sadak chap union leadeds their real aukaat. All staff of BOB happy and thanks to management for this goodwill gesture

Unknown said...

Saale harami log jab IBA 2% par agge nahi badha rahatha union kanha mara raha tha. Tab kyon union ne indefinite strike call Nahi kiya? Jab adhoc payment ka baat IBA ne kiya tab union ko laga ke IBA delay kar raha hai? Saach baat yea hai union levy ghat jayega!saale bartan chor!!!

Anonymous said...

U come and start the action. U people will only shout here in social media. But when asked to join demonstration u will be enjoying the strike day as u got one day leave.

Unknown said...

Ye jo bank ke Neta hai wo apna kali kamaee ko chhippane ke Liye gov ka jee huzuri karta hai esme himmat nahi hai ki bank employee's ka achha wage dilabe

Working bankers said...

No 10% load. It should be atleast 15% and special allowance should be merged with Basic Pay. Stagnation increment should be discontinue and increment should be every year.

Anonymous said...

BoB staff already received 1 month ad hoc salary today 4 Oct.

Anonymous said...

Present generation require instant,just like maggi.These union leaders not acknoledge them. Actually when iba offered 2% hike that time only they should have call for indefinate strike that unless they starts from 15% minimum hike with 5% load factor & merging of spl pay with basic pay

Anonymous said...

Yes u are correct. As govt wants loan grant @59 minutes from bankers than bankers also hope wage settlement in time. Union
Should understand this. As all union leaders have worked in a decade back scenario so not able to cop up as all are above 55yrs old.

Unknown said...

Where is agent like vekachalam how staff will get any thing they are agent so called dalal shame they cant settlewage revision in 2 year making employee fool for last 20 year

Anonymous said...

Right now go for indefinite strike before Diwali and lets show Govt and IBA what bankers will do.. otherwise only beg for salary rise.

Anonymous said...

Call a strike if you are serious about well being of bankers. 2-3 days continuous strike will be the preferred one and definitely fruitful outcome will come out. This is the right time. You call Mahatama Gandhi as bapu ji but my dear, you forget to inherit the sanskaras of Gandhi ji. Banker Disobedience should be the call.

Unknown said...

IBA should have offered pensioners also by one month pension

Unknown said...

Only solution is CPC OTHERWISE banking
Sector will not have any charm in terms of decent salaries

Anonymous said...

How do u demand cpc as even bank cmd is not gajjeted officer like Central govt officer. First u ask status like Central officers than think cpc.

Anonymous said...

Even a scavenger in city corporation has more respect than chairman of bank

Anonymous said...

There are other institutions like Central schools,NavodayVidyalays,Prasar Bharti,IITs,IIMs,AIIMs etc These are autonomous bodies and which are also not govt.department,but you will find that whenever govt approves CPC the same is not automatically approved for these institutions but it is adopted by these institutions.So in the case of banks CPC can be adopted.

Anonymous said...

Just heard that CHV died due massive heart attack. Good that he died today....as such all bank was to publicly hang him on 15th Oct outside IBA office

Anonymous said...

Contributions @ Re.1 per staff is being collected for death rituals of CHV who died just now in Chennai

Anonymous said...

Today corporation bank also has created arrears advance. These union leaders are weeping in front of iba for giving arraes and not having face to go to union comrades for rejecting the arrears because they are of guilty conscius. They are helpless now as govt has played their game.

Purushothaman said...

Welldone IBA

Unknown said...

Why we talk about 2, 4,5or10% load factor? Entire hike must be a load factor to be added with basic pay after merger of da and spl allowance.

Unknown said...

Union government ka dalal hai

Anonymous said...

Important announcement.....All psu banks have officially confirmed to ministry of finance that 1 month basic plus da thereon has been credited in salary accounts of entire staff.

Rajendra Singh said...

There is a need to amalgamate/ merge all the unions because here divide and rule is going on by the govt. Also there is a need of change of union's top leadership. Young leaders must be given chance to come in front in aggresive mode with the support of our present time top leaders. There is a need to restructure our unions trend of begging in front of govt. Only strike is a solution.

Anonymous said...

I have requested once to one of our leader to add one demand in Charter of demand to pay arrear with montly interest for the period arrear is paid. As usual, no action. I still request to add this demand since next time and settlement will not be delayed. If I m correct, I request each of you to demand it at each forum.

Rohitash said...

Yes u are right. This is the only solution for iba as well as unions delaying for lavy.

Bank Baabu said...

Central Bank of India hasn't paid any arrear yet

Anonymous said...

100% correct

Anonymous said...

Bank of india not paid any arrear also

Anonymous said...

SBI paid arrears on Oct 4th to all the employees..Many thanks to the management

Anonymous said...

Union bank of India also paid arrears

Anonymous said...

Unions can get inspired by the telangana state road Transport Corporation employee, as these have gone for strike in front of dussera festival.

Anonymous said...

Demonstration is not require just indefinite strike. Whether we go for demonstration or not it doesn't matter. What matters us strike. When we strike we are loosing salary. Then why to waste our day at demonstration. It's better to go and spend time with family or vacation.

Anonymous said...

Public sector bank credited adhoc Arrears.
1. Sbi
2. Pnb
3. Bob
4. Corporation bank
5. Uco bank
6. Canara bank
7. Iob
8. PSB
9. Syndicate bank
9. Union bank
10. United bank
11. Andhra bank
12. Indian bank
13. OBC
14. Bank of Maharashtra

Not credited

1. Central bank of India
2. Bank of India
3. Allahabad bank

G N Kakoti said...
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G N Kakoti said...

New basic pay should be Old basic + merger of DA +special allowance+load factor

Sree said...

For decades unions made us chuthia,all settlement should start with da merger and % increase,but not for us,for us the cost of nasal drop is more important than percentage increase,now how many are going to take IBA offered part arrear is a vote against unions,let us see,an RTI is being filed to see how many has taken this

Anonymous said...

What about arrears not credited banks? Why they are not credited?

Unknown said...


Sbi has credited ad-hoc on 2 & 3 oct 😁

Unknown said...

Ensure pay parity with Govt. Of India pay scale

Unknown said...

It is not IBA, it is GOI. In case of RBI pensioners GOI is very generous because of huge divident paid by RBI to GOI whereas in case of PSB GOI has to infuse capital. So it is better to live with present pension happily.

PALLAV said...

After going through the post I feel like I am going to withdraw my membership from aiboc tomorrow. Actually I will. This blame game will not serve the purpose I support Performance based pay with minimum hold. iBA wants performance and union minimum hold why not both. As bankers every one knows that employees of same branch have different working attitude while some are responsible others are casual towards there duties. If we have PBP +minimum fixed at least the performers will be rewarded and in turn they will inspire the others. Salary sabko chahiye par jimmedari nahi. Think about this and reply with the truth.

And remember hard work has no substitute. But being paid equal to those enjoying their post hurts.
Also to make sure I am not talking about TPP.