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UFBU meeting All India Strike – Talks with IBA on wage revision – Offer increased to 8%

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UFBU meeting All India Strike – Talks with IBA on wage revision – Offer increased to 8%

CIRCULAR NO. 31

Date: 30.11.2018

TO ALL AFFILIATES & MEMBERS
Dear Comrades,

  • Talks with IBA on wage revision – Offer increased to 8%
  • UFBU meeting – Call given for All India Strike on 26th 2018 against amalgamation of Bank of Baroda, Dena Bank and Vijaya Bank.

We reproduce hereunder the Circular No. UFBU/2018/20 Dated the 30th November 2018 issued by Com. Sanjeev K. Bandlish, Convenor, United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU), for information of all affiliates and members.

With revolutionary greetings,
Yours sincerely,
(SANJEEV K. BANDLISH)
GENERAL SECRETARY

“After the last round of discussions held on 12-10-2018, there was another round of Bipartite Talks between IBA and UFBU today in Mumbai. IBA team was led by Shri Rajkiran Rai G. (MD & CEO of Union Bank of India) Chairman of the Negotiating Committee of IBA. UFBU was represented by leaders of all the nine constituent unions.

IBA’s increased offer: Picking up the thread from the discussions of the last round of discussions wherein we had urged upon the IBA to improve their offer of 6% hike in the cost of pay slip components, IBA today revised their offer and increased their offer to 8% instead of 6% offered earlier. IBA also reiterated their formula of further wage increase based on their proposal linked to annual increase in Operating Profit and on Return on Assets of the Banks. While welcoming their improved offer, we stated that differential wage increase based profits of each Bank is not acceptable to us and that the wage revision in the Banks should be uniform as has been hitherto. We also further stated that their revised offer is far below our expectations. Hence, we urged upon the IBA to further revise their offer substantially to an acceptable level. We further stated that the issue of full mandate i.e. wage revision for Officers to cover all Officers upto Scale-VII should also be resolved. IBA expressed their limitations in this regard but we insisted them to find an amicable solution to this important issue.

We have requested the IBA to hold further discussions at the earliest and also hold Sub Committee meeting to sort out other remaining issues raised by us in the Charter of Demands. IBA agreed to this suggestion.

UFBU MEETING: Thereafter, meeting of the UFBU was held at AIBEA Office. While taking note of the improved offer of IBA, the meeting expressed its disappointment that the revised offer is totally inadequate to meet our expectations and further noted with concern the attitude of the IBA in not coming forward to resolve the mandate issue. The meeting decided to pursue these issues vigorously.

WE OPPOSE MERGER AND AMALGAMATION OF THE 3 BANKS – ALL INDIA STRIKE ON 26-12-2018: Regarding the proposed amalgamation of Bank of Baroda, Dena Bank and Vijaya Bank, the meeting noted that the Government and the concerned Banks were moving ahead with their decision and hence it was decided to give the call for observing All India Strike on 26th December, 2018.

Separate circular with other preparatory programmes will be issued shortly. We call upon all our constituent unions and members to start preparations for this strike action.

Comrades, we are passing through challenging times and hence our unity and united approach will be highly imperative to face these challenges and attacks.”

NCBE Cir. 31

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Payment of Salary to Central Government Employees on 29th May 2018 due to Bank Strike

Payment of Salary to Central Government Employees on 29th May 2018 due to Bank Strike : MoF Order

Office of the
Controller General of Accounts
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
Mahalekha Niyantrak Bhawan
E Block, INA, New Delhi

No. S-l1012/2/3(17)/RBl/2015/GBA/625-706

21st May 2018

Office Memorandum

Subject:- Payment of Salary to Central Government Employees on 29th May 2018 due to bank strike called by United Forum of Bank Unions.

It has come to the notice of this office that United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU) has called for a nationwide bank strike on 30th and 31st May 2018. Banks are likely to remain closed on that days and even files for the e-payment of salary for the month of May 2018, which is due for 31st May 2018, may not get processed, resulting in delay in disbursal of salary to Central Government Employees.

2. All the Pr. CCAs/CCAs/CAs (Independent Charge) are, therefore, advised to consult their accredited banks in this regard and if any delay is foreseen in disbursement of salary on 31st May 2018 by the accredited banks, due to strike, necessary instructions may be issued to all the field PAOs/DDOs to upload salary payment files of Central Government Employees with NPB date as 29th May 2018 (last working day for bank, if strike materializes), and ensure that same reaches the banks latest by 25th May 2018.

3. This issues with the approval of Competent Authority.

(Anupam Raj)
Asstt. Controller General of Accounts (GBA)

Source: CGA

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Wage Negotiation: Negotiating Committee Meeting with Unions / Associations

Wage Negotiation: Negotiating Committee Meeting with Unions / Associations

“Meeting of UFBU will be held on 23 Feb to discuss present Bkg. scenario & to formulate next course of action for wage settlement

A Meeting of UFBU will be held on 23rd February 2018 at “Tarak Illam”, Central Bank Union Building, Ameerjan Street, Off Choolaimedu High Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai to discuss the present banking scenario and to formulate next course of action in the matter of 11th Wage Negotiations.”

Indian Banks’ Association
HR & INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS

No. HR&IR/UFBU/XIBPS/4539

February 17, 2018

Shri Sanjeev K. Bandlish
Convenor
United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU) & General Secretary
National Confederation of Bank Employees
C/o State Bank of India, LHO
Plot No.1, Sector-17A
Chandigarh- 160 017

Dear Sir,
Wage Negotiation: Negotiating Committee Meeting with Unions / Associations

We draw your kind attention to our letter no HR&IR/UFBU/XIBPS/4476 dated 7th February 2018 and advise that due to some unforeseen circumstances, it has been decided to postpone Negotiating Committee meeting with Unions/Associations scheduled to be held on 21st February 2018. Next date of said meeting will be advised to you in due course.

2. We regard for the inconvenience caused in this regard.

Yours faithfully,
K S Chauhan
Advisor (HR&IR)

Source: http://aipnbsf.org

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Merger of PSBs Hold Massive Demonstration Call of UFBU

 Merger of PSBs Hold Massive Demonstration Call of UFBU

Circular No: 24/2017

24th August, 2017

To all Affiliates/Office Bearers/CC/GC Members

Dear Comrades,

Move for Merger of PSBs
Hold Massive Demonstration
Call of UFBU

This is further to our Circular No.23/2017 of yesterday. You were informed of the decision of Central Cabinet meeting held yesterday to constitute “alternative mechanism” for giving in principle approval for merger of public sector banks in the name of consolidation.

Through our circular referred above we expressed our strong sense of resentment against the decision of the Central Cabinet as we are of the firm opinion that the decision of the Cabinet is nothing but a ploy to go ahead with the hidden agenda of privatisation of public sector banks.

UFBU, through telephonic consultations among the constituents, has decided to hold demonstrations at all State Capitals and major centres at the earliest, the date for which will be decided by state units of UFBU depending upon local convenience.

We call upon all our units to take immediate initiative for holding meetings/consultations of/with state units/constituents of UFBU and to decide the date for holding the demonstration at State Capitals and all major centres of concerned States.

All our State units have to ensure maximum mobilisation of our members in respective areas.

With greetings,

Comradely yours

sd/-
(PRADIP BISWAS)
GENERAL SECRETARY

Source: www.befi.in

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Disbursement of salary for the month of February 2017 on 27th February 2017

Disbursement of salary for the month of February 2017 on 27th February 2017 on account of nation-wide bank strike on 28th February 2017.

F.No.S-11012/2/3(17)/RBI/2015/RBD/74-124
Government of India
Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure
Controller General of Accounts
Mahalekha Niyantrak Bhawan,
E-Block, GPO Complex, INA. New Delhi-110023
Tel: 24665384, Fax: 24649365 E-mail: sao-rbd@nic.in

Dated 23rd February 2017

Office Memorandum

Subject: Disbursement of salary for the month of February 2017 on 27th February 2017 on account of nation-wide bank strike on 28th February 2017.

The United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU) has given a nationwide strike call on 28th February, 2017. Banks are likely to remain closed on that day and even files for the e-payment of salary for the month of February 2017 which is due for 28th February, 2017 may not get processed resulting in salary of Central Government employees not being disbursed on 28th February 2017.

There being banks holidays on account of Maha Shivaratri (24th February, 2017) at many places, 4th Saturday (25th February, 2017) and Sunday (26th February, 2017), Hence, salary e-payment files processed on PFMS/COMPACT should be uploaded today i.e. 23rd February, 2017 with NPB of 27th February, 2017. If such files have already been uploaded with NPB of 28th February, 2017 the same also would need to be changed to facilitate payment of salaries on 27th February, 2017.

All Ministries/Departments are requested to take necessary action to upload their salary payments e-files latest by 23rd February, 2017 with NPB of 27th February, 2017 so that salary to the Central Government employees are paid in time.

All accredited banks are also requested to follow the above directions and release the salary for the month of February 2017 on 27th February 2017.

(Neeraj Kumar Sharma)
Dy.Controller General of Accounts(RBD)

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Payment of Salary to Central Government Employees on 28th July, 2016 instead of 29th July, 2016 due to bank strike called by UFBU

Payment of Salary to Central Government Employees on 28th July, 2016 instead of 29th July, 2016 due to bank strike called by UFBU.

The Controller General of Defence Accounts
Ulan Batar Road, Delhi Cant-10

No.A/II/11101/Misc. Corrs./Vol-III

Dated : 27/07/2016

To,
All PCsDA/PCA(FYS)/CsDA
AO(DAD)
AN-IV (Local)

(Through CGDA website)

Subject : Payment of Salary to Central Government Employees on 28th July, 2016 instead of 29th July, 2016 due to bank strike called by UFBU.

Reference : CGA Office Memorandum No.S-11012/2/3(17)/RBI/2015/RBD/1144-1227 dated 26.07.2016

A copy of CGA 0M bearing No.S-11012/2/3(17)/RBI/2015/RBD/1144-1227 dated 26.07.2016 regarding payment of Salary to Central Government Employees on 28th July, 2016 instead of 29th July, 2016 due to bank strike called by UFBU is forwarded herewith for immediate compliance.

All concerned Officers are requested to make arrangements for payment of salary on 28.072016

This has approval of Jt. CGDA (A&B)

MOST IMMEDIATE
BY FAX/E.MAIL

S-11012/2/3(17)/RBI/2015/RBD/1144-1227
Government of India
Department of Expenditure
Controller General of Accounts
Lok Nayak Bhawan, Khan Market,
New Delhi-110511, Telefax : 011- 24649365
Email : sao-rbd@nic.in

Dated : 26-07-2016

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject : Payment of Salary to Central Government Employees on 28th July, 2016 instead of 29th July 2016 due to bank strike called by UFBU.

It has come to notice of this office that United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU) has called for a nation wide bank strike on 29,07,2016. This day being the last working day of the month for payment of salary ti all central government employees, it has been decided that Salary for the month of July 2016, be paid to the Central Government employees on 28.07.2016

All Ministries/Departments are requested to payment of salary to their employees on. 28th July 2016.

sd/-
(Sandeep Pai)
Sr. Accounts Officer (RBD)

Authority: http://cgda.nic.in/

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AIBOA reports on Meeting of IBA and UFBU 23rd Feb and Salient features of 10th Bipartite Wage Settlement for Bank Employees and Officers

AIBOA reports on Meeting of IBA and UFBU 23rd Feb and Salient features of 10th Bipartite Wage Settlement for Bank Employees and Officers

ALL INDIA BANK OFFICERS’ ASSOCIATION

Circular No.6/VI/2015

February 23, 2015

            Camp: MUMBAI

To:

ALL UNITS / STATE COMMITTEES

Dear Comrades,

WAGE REVISION – 18TH ROUND.

    TOTAL QUANTUM CLINCHED.

    A NEW SERVICE CONDITION INTRODUCED.

    4 DAYS STRIKE CALLED OFF.

In the background of C.L.C.(Central) Delhi, counseling IBA and also representatives of the unions  to get back to the negotiation on 20.02.2015, in which Com.Alok Khare, Vice Chairmen, Com.S.S.Shishodia, President and Com.Sanjay Khan  Joint Secretary AIBOA participated and at the CLC’s advice IBA invited the unions for discussions on 23.02.2015.

 

To-day, a meeting was held at IBA office at 11.30 am.  Representatives of all the eleven unions participated in the discussions.

 

2.         IBA team was led by Shri.T.M.Bhasin, Chairman IBA, Smt.Arundhati Bhattacharya Chairman SBI, Smt.V.R.Iyer, Chairperson and Managing Director BOI, Shri.Rajeev Rishi,CMD,CBI,Shri.Ashwini Kumar,CMD DB, Shri.Arun Tiwari CMD UBI, Shri.Rakesh Sethi CMD All Bank, Shri.Animesh Chauhan MD&CEO OBC,Shri.Ashwini Mehra DMD SBI Shri.Shyam Srinivasan CEO Federal Bank, Shri.M.V.Tanksale CEO IBA, Shri.K.Unnikrishnan Dy CEO,IBA, Shri.K.S.Chauhan besides officials of HR department of IBA.

 

3.         While initiating the dialogue Shri.M.V.Tanksale CEO IBA expressed the progress made in the last 18 rounds and also the meetings held with the subgroups with workmen and officers during this period. Shri.Rajeev Rishi Chairman Negotiating Committee IBA, picked up the thread from the last discussion held on 3.02.2015 and reiterated that unions should come forward with the revised demand. Com.M.V.Murali, Convenor UFBU presented in a pointed way the chronological progress of the conduct of the negotiations and also the ‘U’ turn of IBA on 03.02.2015 vis a vis the assurance made on 19.01.2015 precipitating the crisis.

 

4.         Shri.T.M.Bhasin, Chairman IBA quoting the details of the earlier bipartite benefits, ultimately indicated the paying capacity of the individual banks is the deciding factor, indicated failure at Industry level to force a situation of individual bankwise settlement. He also appealed to appreciate the present situation in Q3 performance of various banks and realize the need to fold up the negotiation with the offer of further 0.5% increase from 13% made on 03.02.2015 by Shri,Rajeev Rishi, Chairman Negotiating Team IBA.

 

5.         Smt.A.Bhattacharya Chairman SBI in her pointed  presentation dealt the present position of Public Sector Banks vis a vis Private Sector Banks, present capital infusion announcement of Rs 6990 crores by Government of India and also to realize the need to finalise the agreement keeping in mind the various serious developments having global compulsions and also stipulations. To get the priority reallocation of PSB employees at par with Central government employees for the purpose of admission of the wards in Kendriya Vidyalayas by her efforts was also shared in the meeting.  Smt.V.R.Iyer, too supported the view points expressed by Chairman SBI and explained the need to function as a team to keep PSBs in tact and not to allow the Private sector banks to sneak in to capture the business from us..

 

6.         After protracted negotiations, ultimately the understandings have been clinched which are as follows;

a.  Date of Effect      1.11.2012.

b.  Total Increase of 15% in Payslip components- amounting of Rs 4725 crores.

c.  Construction of new Basic Pay by merging 60.15% of D.A impact where of not to exceed 2% of BP plus DA amounting Rs 597 cr.

d.  2nd and 4th Saturdays will be holidays and other Saturdays will be full working Days.

 

7.         Thus the exercise to construct new Basic Pay effective from 1.11.2012 has been initiated by sealing the agreement, with the first step to clinch a new working condition in the era of Information and Communication Technology explosion, quite nearer to our most important demand of 5 day working.

 

8.         AIBOA place on record the role played by Com.D.Raja CPI MP leading AIBEA –AIBOA delegation to meet FM on 19/02/2015 and making sincere efforts to break the deadlock in the Banking Industry avoiding paralysis of the nerve centre of the economy in the last week of this month., due to the proposed 4 days strike which now stands called off consequent to signing of MOU as above. Detailed Pay structures may now be worked out with IBA in subsequent meetings besides discussions other left out issues including of those pertaining to retirees.

 

9.         Comrades, while rejoicing this success of wage increase, let us not be complacent in our efforts to protect our Public Sector character of our Industry and also preserve the jobs and jobs security secured by the founding fathers of our movement.

 

CONGRATS !!!  YOU ALL HAVE MADE IT TO HAPPEN.

Yours comradely,

S.NAGARAJAN.

GENERAL SECRETARY

Source: AIBOA

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Second and fourth Saturdays to be bank holidays, Remaining Saturdays will be full working days

Second and fourth Saturdays will henceforth be holidays for banks. The remaining Saturdays in a month will be full working days.

 

This was one of the agreements arrived at the meeting of the Indian Banks’ Association with associations of bank employees and staff in Mumbai on Monday.

 

The agreement, primarily settling the long pending negotiations over the wage revision, led to the United Forum of Banking Unions (UFBU) deferring its four day strike plan later this month.

 

“It is a balancing act,” UFBU (Andhra Pradesh and Telangana) Convenor VVSR Sarma told The Hindu about the agreement on the additional holidays. The influential body of the bank staffers was insisting that all Saturdays should be holidays.

By limiting it to two Saturdays and making other Saturdays full working day, the banks have ensured that the impact on the customers due to the additional holidays is less.

 

On the key wage revision component, Mr.Sarma said 15 per cent increase is what the IBA has agreed. The negotiations had hit a stalemate after the banks struck to 13 per cent, while the UFBU demanded 19 per cent. According to Mr.Sarma, the cost for the banks due to the 15 per cent hike that has been agreed works out to Rs.4,725 crore.

The agreement on the wage revision would be implemented with effect from November 1, 2012, he added.

Read at: The Hindu

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Bank strike on 7th January 2015

Bank strike on 7th January 2015

ONE DAY STRIKE ON 7th JANUARY 2015
FOUR DAYS STRIKE FROM 21st JANUARY to 24th JANUARY 2015
and if the issue remained still unresolved
INDEFINITE STRIKE FROM 16th MARCH 2015

Thus Ten Lakhs Bank employees and officers working in more than 85000 Branches all over the country will observe the strike as per the call of the UFBU.

This series of strikes has been forced upon the Bank employees and officers. We regret the inconvenience that may be caused to the customers due to this strike and request the general public to support the just cause of the Bank employees and officers.

(C P KRISHNAN)
General Secretary

To
The Chief Reporter,

———————–
We request you to cover the above statement in your esteemed media.

Yours faithfully,
(C P KRISHNAN)
General Secretary

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No improvement in Conciliation meeting held on 5.11.2014 – Bank employees Strike on 12.11.2014

No improvement in IBAs offer – UFBU decides to go ahead with the strike on 12.11.2014

Conciliation meeting held by CLC today(5.11.2014) – No improvement in IBAs offer – CLC calls for further meeting on 10th instant – UFBU decides to go ahead with the strike


Further to the Strike notice served on the IBA by the UFBU, conciliation meeting was held today in New Delhi by Mr. P.P. Mitra Chief Labour Commissioner, Ministry of Labour, Government of India. IBA was represented by Mr. M.V. Tanksale, Chief Executive, Mr. Unnikrishnan, Dy. Chief Executive and other officials. UFBU was represented by all the constituent unions.

 

During the conciliation proceedings, the IBA contended that due to the reducing profitability of the Banks, they are unable to accept the demands of the UFBU and stated that for the sake of an amicable settlement, they would be willing to consider improving their present offer provided UFBU agrees to substantially reduce the demands. IBA also suggested that UFBU should defer the strike so that the negotiations may be further continued.

 

On behalf of the UFBU, we explained the reasonability and justification of our demands and stated that the IBAs offer falls too short of our expectations and hence not at all acceptable. We further stated that looking to the runaway inflation as well as the increasing stress and workload under which bank employees and officers are working now-a-days, we deserve adequate wage revision. We also said that besides improvement in emoluments and service conditions, other demands like 5 day banking, regulated working hours for officers, improvement in pension scheme, extending the old pension scheme to the newly recruited employees, etc. are also needed to be resolved but the IBA is not forthcoming on these issues.

 

IBA informed that they are willing to continue the negotiations further and appealed to the UFBU to defer the strike to facilitate a better atmosphere. UFBU informed that the strike call has been forced on the Unions due to the unhelpful approach and unacceptable offer of the IBA and reiterated its preparedness for further negotiations provided IBA would come forward with substantial improvement in their offer.

 

After hearing both sides, the Chief Labour Commissioner suggested that both IBA and the UFBU should take steps to reconcile the differences and reach an amicable settlement. He further advised the IBA to talk to the UFBU to find out how the strike could be averted. He also adjourned the conciliation proceedings to 3-00 PM on 10th November, 2014 for further discussions.

 

Thus, our demands remained unresolved and UFBU decided to go ahead with the strike. Hence, we call upon all our constituent unions and members to march on to 12th November 2014 strike withouut any let up.

 

sd/-
M V Murali
Convener

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Details of discussion between IBA and UFBU on 03.03.2014

Details of discussion between IBA and UFBU on 03.03.2014

The circular detailing the bipartite negotiation held on 03.03.2014 is reproduced below for the bank employees. The circular of National Union of Bank employees has been mailed to us by Mr Sankaran Srinivasan.

Circular No.2/2014

Date: 03.03.2014

10TH BIPARTITE DISCUSSIONS

MEETING OF IBA WITH ELEVEN (11) NEGOTIATING UNIONS ON 03/03/2014
IBA’s ADAMANT ATTITTUDE CONTINUES
NO IMPROVEMENTS IN TODAY’S  TALKS

Dear Comrades,
IBA’s Negotiating Committee headed by Shri.T.M.Bhasin met the Eleven (11) negotiating unions on 03-03-2014 at IBA office in Mumbai.  From the NUBE, the undersigned participated.

In the wake of the of the Union Cabinet recently  raising  dearness allowance to 100% from 90%, DA/DR at the rate of 100 per cent of the basic with effect from January 1, 2014, benefiting 50 lac Government  employees and 30 lac pensioners which has combined impact on exchequer of  Rs 11,074.80 crore every year and further clearance  for merger of 50% DA with basic pay by approving it among the terms of reference of the 7th Pay Commission, Bank Employees were rightly and justifiably  expecting similar overtures  from  the Government , especially announcement of adequate improvements in the present offer in the 10th bipartite ongoing  negotiations.

Belying the expectations of over 10 lac bank employees IBA said they will reply after meeting the Finance Ministry on 5th March 2014 to our core issue of adequate improvements and justifiable hike in wage load. The Chairman stated that there was unanimous decision amongst CMD’s and Committee members of IBA that Banks are not in a position to even give 10% wage rise in pay slip components.  To this the undersigned sought clarification with regard to “volte-face” in IBA’s stand as confirmed through reliable sources that the IBA offered further 0.5%  increase over above 10%  in payslips  during the conciliations with the Unions before the CLC.

We further categorically stated that never in the annals of the bipartite negotiations with the Undersigned being the signatory to 5 consecutive Bipartite settlements so far, has not experienced this sort of attitude from IBA. To put in nutshell, IBA has set the clock backwards which in essence is retrograde. IBA replied that under the circumstances that when all Banks are struggling hard to keep their respective balance sheet upright and  is constrained that it cannot offer anything over and above of the present offer of 10% increase in payslip components.

Unions also raised other issues like 5 day’s banking , ( which was rejected by Government and IBA  in the earlier meetings ) regulated working hours for officers  , improvements in pension related issues  including switch over from NPS to old pension scheme housing and hospitalization, etc.  IBA once again informed that these matters will be discussed in their core committee and thereafter hold negotiations within 10 days.  However, the issue of companionate appointments IBA indicated positive view of the Government.

NUBE has made it clear that the inordinate delay in finding mutually agreeable increase in wage hike   has caused simmering discontent and dissatisfaction   among 10 lac bank employees.  Any further delay will transgress their limits of endurance and will have deleterious effect in their motivation levels and compel them to direct actions and consequent industrial unrest and urged the IBA to consider adequate increase in the offer in a time frame and at the earliest.

Comrades, should the stalemate continue, once again we remind you that the future at hand may soon loom red before us and we must brace ourselves to cope up with the trails and problems of 10th bipartite negotiations demanding justifiable increase in wage with our assurance of our ever growing strength and unity. We should do as union of good will. We should do with bold heart and good conscience. Get organized and be   prepared for continuous and arduous struggles ahead.
With Revolutionary Greetings,

Yours Comradely,
L.BALASUBRAMANIAN
GENERAL SECRETARY

Courtesy : www.paycommissionupdate.blogspot.in

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Strike Notice by UFBU on 20th and 21st January 2014 – Deferred

Strike Notice by UFBU on 20th and 21st January 2014 – Deferred

Indian Bank Associations Circular: Strike Notice by UFBU on 20th and 21st January 2014 – Deferred

HR & Industrial Relations
No.CIR/HR&IR/Q/2013-14/8684

January 17, 2014

Chief Executives of Member Banks
which are parties to the Bipartite Settlement

Dear Sirs,

Strike Notice by UFBU on 20th and 21st January 2014 – Deferred

Please refer to our Circular No.CIR/HR&IR/Q/2013-14/8576 dated 3rd January 2014 regarding the strike call given by the United Forum of Bank Employees (UFBU) on 20th and 21st January 2014.  In accordance with the submission in conciliation meeting held on 13.1.2014, we had convened meeting with the Unions/Associations on date. On being satisfied with the further improvement in offer in wage hike by IBA, the UFBU has decided to defer the strike schedule on 20th & 21st January 2014.

Member banks may kindly take note of the above and convey suitably to all their establishments.

Yours faithfully,
PRABIR MOULIK
SENIOR ADVISOR

Source: Iba.org

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Notice of Strike by UFBU on 18th December 2013

Notice of Strike by UFBU on 18th December 2013

Indian Banks’ Association

HR & Industrial Relations

No.CIR/HR&IR/Q/2013-14/8381
December 2, 2013

Chief Executives of Member Banks
which are parties to the Bipartite Settlement

Dear Sirs,
Notice of Strike by UFBU on 18th December 2013

The Convenor of United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU) has served a notice of strike dated 2nd December 2013 informing us of their decision to go on a All India strike on 18th December 2013. A copy of the Notice listing their demands is enclosed.

In the event of the strike materializing on the 18th December 2013, we request you to take necessary steps/action including enforcing wage cut as may be necessary as per extant Government guidelines and guidelines issued by IBA from time-to-time and our circular No.PD/CIR/76/Q/177 dated 3rd May, 1993 and our circular no.CIR/HR&IR/76/Q/2009-10/1224 dated 25th August 2009. Please also advise all your branches/offices to prominently display a suitable notice regarding the proposed strike on 18th December 2013 for the benefit of customers and the general public.

We note to keep member banks informed of developments arising out of conciliation proceedings, if any, which may be initiated by the Conciliation Officer.

Yours faithfully,

K UNNIKRISHNAN
DY. CHIEF EXECUTIVE

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

SBI Buildings, Bank Street, Koti, HYDERABAD – 500 095.
Telephone Nos. 040-24754166, 24754266, 24754566
E-mail: ncbe.hyd@gmail.com Mobile : 09848124254
Fax No. 040-24752966

UFBU / 2013 / STRIKE NOTICE 2nd December, 2013
FORM – 1
NOTICE OF STRIKE

NAME OF UNIONS :
– UNITED FORUM OF BANK UNIONS (U.F.B.U.)
– ALL INDIA BANK EMPLOYEES’ ASSOCIATION (AIBEA)
– ALL INDIA BANK OFFICERS’ CONFEDERATION (AIBOC)
– NATIONAL CONFEDERATION OF BANK EMPLOYEES (NCBE)
– ALL INDIA BANK OFFICERS’ ASSOCIATION (AIBOA)
– BANK EMPLOYEES FEDERATION OF INDIA (BEFI)
– INDIAN NATIONAL BANK EMPLOYEES FEDERATION (INBEF)
– INDIAN NATIONAL BANK OFFICERS CONGRESS (INBOC)
– NATIONAL ORGANISATION OF BANK WORKERS (NOBW)
– NATIONAL ORGANISATION OF BANK OFFICERS (NOBO)

NAMES OF ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES
1. Shri. M V Murali, Convener, UFBU & General Secretary, NCBE
2. Shri. C.H. Venkatachalam, General Secretary, AIBEA
3. Shri. Harvinder Singh, General Secretary, AIBOC
4. Shri. S. Nagarajan, General Secretary, AIBOA
5. Shri. Pradeep Biswas, General Secretary, BEFI
6. Shri. Subhash Sawant, General Secretary, INBEF
7. Shri. K.K. Nair, Chairman, UFBU & General Secretary, INBOC
8. Shri Ashwini Rana, General Secretary, NOBW
9. Shri. S Deshpande, General Secretary, NOBO

Dated this day of 2nd December, 2013

To
The Chairman,
Indian Banks’ Association,
World Trade Centre,
Cuffe Parade, Mumbai

Sir,
In accordance with the provisions contained in sub-section (1) of Section 22 of the I.D. Act – 1947, we hereby give you notice that the members of all the constituent unions of United Forum of Bank Unions ( AIBEA, AIBOC, NCBE, AIBOA, BEFI, INBEF, INBOC, NOBW, NOBO) propose to go on strike on the 18th December, 2013.

Main Issues and Demands :

 

  •     IMMEDIATE WAGE REVISION
  •     TO STOP BANKING REFORMS

The details of the programme and the Statement of the case are furnished herein.

sd/-
(M.V.MURALI)
CONVENOR

Source: www.iba.org.in
[http://www.iba.org.in/Documents/strike_notice_dt_2_12_2013.pdf]

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Impacts of two days Banks Strike on 20th & 21st Feb, 2013

Impacts of two days Banks Strike on 20th & 21st Feb, 2013
While answering to a question regarding the strike on 20 and 21 Feb 2013 in the Parliament, Minister Namo Narain Meena said that ‘It is not possible to quantify the loss of business, however, the inconvenience caused to the public was minimized with the functioning of the ATMs and internet banking’…
“United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBUs) gave a notice of strike for two days on 20th & 21st February, 2013 on the following issues and demands:

(i) In support of the 10 point Charter of Demands of Central Trade Union;

(ii) Control alarming price rise;
(iii) Hands off trade union rights;
(iv) Stop Banking Reforms;
(v) Stop outsourcing;
(vi) Early wage revision; and
(vii) Settle pending issues like compassionate appointment scheme.
Wage revision in Public Sector Banks is through a bipartite settlement between the representatives of bank employees and management. On the notice for strike, a conciliation meeting of UFBU with Indian Banks Association (IBA) was held at the office of Chief Labour Commissioner, New Delhi wherein UFBU was appealed not to resort to strike and to sort the issues amicably and avert the strike. However, UFBU decided to go ahead with two days strike on 20th & 21st February, 2013.
It is not possible to quantify the loss of business, however, the inconvenience caused to the public was minimized with the functioning of the ATMs and internet banking”.

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PSU bank staff to go on two-day strike from Feb 20

PSU bank staff to go on two-day strike from Feb 20

Normal banking operations may be hit as employees unions of public sector banks have decided to join the two-day strike call given by central trade unions beginning February 20 to press for wage hike in the backdrop of rising inflation.

The nation-wide strike call has been given by United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU) consisting of nine national level unions including AIBEA, NCBE, BEFI, INBEF, NOBW and AIBOC in support of their demand.

Apprehending disruption in their normal banking operation, many banks have already informed their customers about the proposed strike.

“A section of the bank’s employees may participate in the proposed strike on the said date, if the strike materializes. In view of the above, it is likely that the normal functioning of the bank branches and offices may get affected,” Corporation Bank said in a statement.

Delhi State Bank Employees Federation said, clearing function of RBI will be affected and other banking operations.

Meanwhile, sources said, banks would be taking steps to ensure that public do not face problem at least on the cash front during the strike period.

Banks would be feeding additional cash in ATMs to take care of cash needs of their customers.

Bank unions are also opposing banking sector reforms and any plan for merger of banks.

The bank strike is part of general strike call given by all 11 central trade unions including Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC), All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC), Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS), Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) and All India United Trade Union Centre (AIUTUC).

Source: DDI News

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