UFBU circular om MOU:
Earlier on 21 July night, a virtual meeting of the UFBU was held and viewpoints of all constituent unions were enlisted to adopt a common approach.
During the discussions with 1BA, Shri Rajkiran Rai explained the constraints faced by the Banks and the challenges that are emerging before the Banks consequent to covid19 which are limiting the capacity of the Banks to incur additional load under establishment expense/wage expenses.
Hence he urged upon the UFBU to conclude the issue with their offer of pay slip component 15%.
From our side, while reiterating our viewpoints made in the earlier round of discussions, pointed out that the additional loading factor after merger of DA at 6352 points should be satisfactorily resolved so that an MoU could be signed.
After prolonged discussions by all the unions and after a lot of deliberations, it was mutually agreed that the additional loading factor after merger of D.A. will be 2.5% thus paving the way for signing the MoU.
Accordingly, the MoU/Minutes of Discussions has been finalized and signed. The main features of the Understandings are as under:
The 11" Bipartite Wage revision/Joint Note for
Officers will be effective from 01-11-2017.
Increase under this Wage Revision will be Rs.7898 crores per year i.e. 15% on the wage bill of PSBs (payslip component cost) as on 31.03.2017.
New pay scales would be worked by merging DA upto 6352 points of price index with an additional loading of 2.5%.
After prolonged discussions and deliberations, it has been agreed to introduce Performance Linked Incentive(PLI) in Public Sector Banks, which will be based on Operating/Net Profit of the individual bank(optional for private & foreign banks).
The PLI is payable to all employees annually over and above the normal salary payable.
The PLI matrix decides the amount payable to the employees (in number of days of pay=Basic+DA) depending on the annual performance of the Bank. All the employees will get the number of days of pay as incentive depending on where in the matrix the Bank's performance fits in, broadly
as per Matrix under:
in No.of days for which Salary (Basic+DA)
Growth on Operating Profit shall be paid
<5% 5% to 10% >10% to 15% >15%
Nil 5 days 10 days* 15 days*
*3 and 4 slabs are payable only if the Bank has Net Profit. If a Bank has growth in Operating Profit of 5% & more, but there is no Net Profit, then minimum 2" slab of 5 days will be payable.
(The PLI will be applicable from FY-2020-21)
From this calendar year each employee below 55 years of age can encash PL upto 5 days per year for any one festival (7 days for those above 55 years of age).
For employees who have joined the Banks under NPs, management's contribution would be at 14% of Pay and DA against 10% now.
Improvement in service conditions discussed and agreed upon so far would be duly incorporated in the final settlement
All other pending issues including 5 days banking, updation of pension, etc. are open and would be further discussed.
The full-fledged and final settlement with revised payscales and allowances and incorporating all the agreed issues would be concluded within the next 90 days.
Thereafter Settlement will be
implemented and revised salaries would be paid accordingly.
Good news -
Improvement in Family Pension:
On conclusion and signing of the MoU, the Chairman of IBA and SBI, Shri Rajnish Kumar came in the meeting room and participated in the discussions.
During his address to all the participants, he informed that IBA agrees in principle to improve Family Pension to uniform rate of 30% for all family pensioners without any ceiling and the existing ceilings of family pension will be removed. Necessary approval of the Government would be obtained.
Addressing the participants, he expressed his satisfaction on the satisfactory signing of the MoU which includes wage increase and new schemes like PLI and encashment of privilege leave, etc.
He emphasized the need the ensure a robust banking system which is responsive to the present-day challenges facing the country and our economy and hence the importance of improving productivity, efficiency and responsiveness to the needs of the customers and other stakeholders of the banks.
He also made a special reference to the service being rendered by bank employees and officers under the present pandemic circumstances amidst all difficulties.
Government is also appreciative of the same and informed that all this could have been possible because of the positive attitude of the Finance Minister for the Bank Employees as well as Officers.
From our side, we expressed our thankfulness to him for his positive interventions during the course of negotiations which has helped in reaching the MoU.
We also assured him that the entire banking fraternity would surely rise to the occasion, as hitherto, and it would be our endeavour to improve the services, productivity and efficiency.
We also brought to the attention of the IBA, the various problems faced by bank employees and officers in discharging their duties under lockdown and Pandemic COVID-19 situation and 1BA assured to discuss and resolve these issues at their level at the earliest.
Compassionate appointments in the case of the families of the employees/officers who lost their lives due to corona infection, 1BA assured to look into the same.
Comrades, the signing of the MoU marks the culmination of the long process of our negotiations during which we had to engage ourselves in agitations including strike actions.
The unity and co-operation amongst our unions and members has resulted in achieving this satisfactory MoU amidst the present uncertainties and challenges posed by Covid19 pandemic.
We congratulate all of our unions and members for this achievement in the circumstances.
We shall now take further steps to work out the final Settlement at the earliest.
Sd.. S KBandlish, Convener, UFBU
As usual the drama continues. Finally we will end up with mere increase of 2 or 3 thousand net salary. Also no concrete news on our 2 major demands of 5 day banking & merger of special pay with basic. But finally glad that it could be clinched as post covid impact on economy and banks would have been unpredictable. We bankers as usual have to be satisfied with what ever we get and slog away as usual. Only good news is that we would be getting some arrears amount as lump some.
UFBU leaders are simply GOOD FOR NOTHING.
The other article (No democracy in UFBU) where leader of one minority union leader is seeding crocodile tears now and issuing circular stating he signed the MOU inspite of having so much reservation and this sort of things is happening since last 3 BPS, please answer- what you have learned from the past mistakes? Why you are still part of UFBU then? And most importantly, why you are continuing leading the your Union? You should introspect.
The leaders of majority unions who are playing this dirty game with aspersions of lakhs of common Bank staffs: All will find a place in HELL for betrayal and killing dreams of Bank employees.
IBA & MDs of Banks doing this hard negotiations and constantly downgrading the life of Bankers: They are simply hopeless because they are not outsiders. They grow from scale 1 officers to MDs and must have felt the pain of each BPS for 20/25 years. How can a person forget past humiliation? Only 1 good posting, 1 good placement after retirement. Each of you are part of history. Yours signature will be there and remind every banker the bad you have done for the Banking fraternity. Bankers are there own enemies.
Why no merger of Special Allowance? This is not a good settlement if this issue is not settled
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