1. IBA has cancelled the meeting with UFBU scheduled on 13.02.2014
2. Our Finance Minister, for the first time after nagotiations started come with his views.
It is reported that “As public sector bank employees started a two-day strike today seeking higher wages, Finance Minister P. Chidambaram said the profit of banks cannot be used only to enhance salaries because there are other obligations.“I will appeal to employees and officers of banks to recognise that banks profits, banks earnings have other claims. While claims of officers, staff and employees must be duly acknowledged, and a fair and just (wage) settlement is arrived at, there are other claimants to banks’ profit,” he said.
(Indirectly giving message to the general public, that Bank employee’s demands are not reasonable and they are very greedy.Who are other claimants? NPAsand write offs?)
I dedicate this news to comrades,
Those who, not participated today’s demonstrations at their work place and taking rest and recuperation, particularly those who advocate for indefinite strike.
Those who are asking for Pay commission instead of Bi-partite system.
Those who doubt Unions and IBA are in hands and gloves.
Those who said unions are not capable of getting wages at par with Govt. servants.
Those who don’t know the labour acts and basics of negotiating process .
(one has suggested that why should we wait for 10th of Feb, let us start from tomorrow morning, without knowing the minimum period for notice to strike)
First we must know, against whom we have to fight?
We should know the charactor of IBA/Govt.,
From the attendance for today’s demonstration and seeing the photographs one may accept that :
Senior employees, Retired employees and active union representatives’ form 90% of the gathering.
What happened to our officers and new employees?
Remember new employees (recruited after 2009) number is nearing 40% of the total bank employees .
If this is the tendency among employees, do you think will IBA/Govt. will come down?
Unless we are prepared for our collar to become brown we can’t achieve even our reasonable demands.
On watching today’s demonstrations, and read the above two news items, I could not control my anger and anguish and hence this post.
If you feel hurt, I am sorry.