United Forum of Bank Unions is a united platform of bank employees for struggle.
Along with the unity for struggle, struggle for unity is a part of it.
Many a times we may have to struggle for united actions inside this platform also.
It is quite natural in a movement where pro-struggle, anti-struggle and struggle-averse elements rally together.
It is true that from the very beginning, UFBU could not react firmly towards the adamant attitude adopted by the bank management.
UFBU decided for serious agitation for wage revision only after the leaders were forced to rise up to the expectation of the common employees.
Even after the declaration of strike, the bank management continued their negative attitude.
Offering a humiliating wage increase to the employees, IBA’s advice to them was to accept their offer, withdraw the strike and sign the settlement.
Obviously UFBU rejected the offer and went ahead with agitation programs.
But reacting favorably to the offer of the management, one organization wanted to withdraw