Tuesday, February 11, 2014
From the status posted so far you might have come to a conclution that I am a blind supporter of Unions and will support and justify whatever unions do.
I wish to clarify, that I want the system of unionism and united struggle should not be derailed at any cost. Only being a member of union, and the protection given by labour laws (Hard earned by our forefathers) an employee is differentiated from a slave.
Some unions/union leaders may not be upto the mark, but not the system itself.
Loosing faith in union in no way affect the union leaders, but we will be the ultimate loosers.
Every employee will feel the necessity of union atleast once in his career.
Most of the comments about long hour working come from officer employees,
Unions for Officers can’t function so effectively like workmen union for various reasons.
I don’t want to discuss that aspect in this juncture as that will deviate from the present subject.
As I have mentioned in earlier occations, I have critisised/commented and showed my disatifaction
Even at the time of 9th bipartite talks on the following aspects,
1. When the % was about to decided at 14%, (but thereafter is was 17.5%)
2. When one of the unions backstabbed PF optees in case of revcovery for 2nd option for pension.
(Senior comrades may understand)
3. When one of the unions projected the increase as 25% with distarted figures, I condemned that and described it as a cruel joke.
Even this time if any union/union leader tries to betray employees, I will be the first person to register my protest.
We elect leader with the hope that they have the capacity to take correct decision, will lead us in the right direction and will not compromise on employee’s rights and benefits.
Negotiations are going on; nothing is accepted by unions as on date.
As I have no right to command you, I appeal you, just follow the programmes announced and involve youselves in all activities of union, rest the unions will take care.
There are people who always find fault with every decision taken by unions and misleading comrades by rumours. Keep away fom those people.
As far non participation in demonstrations, comrades complained that they were not communicated properly. Union people at the zonal/circle level should take note of this aspect and rectify in future.
82% of the people who visits my facebook account is in the age of 18 to 34 .
Hence the comments posted by comrades may be taken as youngster’s opinion/expectations. I didn’t reply for each and every comment eventhough some needs correction, some based on roumors,some out of frustration,some out of not knowing the provisions/procedures etc.,
The following points emerge as major among others.
1. Wages should be at par with Govt. Employees.
2. As IBA denies respectful increase we should go for Pay commission like Govt. employees instead of Bi-partite settlement.
3. Banking sector should also work for 5 days a week.
4. UFBU is not fighting so vigorously, instead begging.
5. We should go for indefinite strike.
Whether these are all true/correct/practical/achievable?
I will post my views in the coming days.