Subject :Latest information about bipartite talks
News Dated: 2015-01-12
To all members
For recent development in wage revision please go through our circulars in the website.
Subject :latest development about bipartite talks
News Dated: 2015-01-07
To all comrades,
Discussions continued today with IBA. UFBU insisted on further increase over 12.5%. IBA wanted some more time. Sub committees formed to deal with other issues like medical scheme, 5 day banking, regulated working hours, pension issues etc. Next meeting to be fixed soon. Detailed circular follows.
Asim Dutta (G.S)
Subject :strike on 7th january deffered
News Dated: 2015-01-06
IBA has improved their offer up to 12.5%. Talks will continue tomorrow morning. Tomorrow strike deffered.
Asim Dutta (G.S)
Subject :Implementation of 7 day banking and humiliation to the officers
News Dated: 2014-12-30
Letter Addressed to CGM,UBI
We are fully aware, Sir, that our beloved institution is at the cross road demanding more than 100% efforts of the officers’ community in particular to bring our Bank out of the wood. So, we have advised all our members to render services to the optimum level during six days of the week in such a manner that customers are fully satisfied, growth of business of the Bank to a considerable extent is ensured, and the image of the institution is further brightened.
2.It is a fact, Sir, that the officers are really hard pressed to carry out day to day banking activities apart from some developmental works. They do not have any rest, recuperation, relaxation and leisure hours. Every day is a night mare for them. While at the apex level four officers’ union are trying to implement 5day banking, our Bank is trying to introduce 7day banking without any weekly off telling upon their heath and affecting their productivity immensely. The management appears to be concerned with the output of the officers like a robot. They are determined to go back to the pre- nationalization era, which no responsible trade union can accept.
3.It may not be irrelevant to draw your kind attention to the master circular No DBOD NO.LEG.BC.18/09.07.006/2011-12 dated 01.07.2011 issued by Reserve Bank of India which speaks as below .
“An employer must not compel an employee to work on a rest day except in the event of break down of machinery or plant or any other unforeseen emergency. For any rest day on which the employee is required to work, the employer should substitute some other rest day within 30 days after the original rest day. The employer should notify the employee of the arrangement within 48 hours after the employee is required to work’’.
4.To add to this, officers are being subjected to utter humiliation in the form of passing caustic, derogatory and even obscene comments by some Regional heads including some executives which are very difficult to digest for the petty senior officers who are on the verge of their retirement. In the past our beloved institution faced similar situation but the then management motivated the entire work force who worked shoulder to shoulder with complete dedication, devotion and determination to bring our bank out of the wood and removed the stigma of weak bank which was attached by some professional bodies.
5. Like many executives, Sir, we have also grown up with this bank. It really pains us when we find that the culture and the inter-personal relationship which was a matter of pride to all employees, is really missing these days in our Bank. Being unable to withstand the humiliation showered by some executives, such poor officers tend to cut short their precious lives, putting their family members in deep pecuniary difficulties. Recently the news of suicide committed by one of our dear colleagues of Lucknow Region has proved our apprehension correct. You will, Sir, appreciate that respect cannot be demanded; rather it should be earned and reciprocated.
6. AIBOA, our apex body has already brought the above facts to the notice of RBI, GOI, Ministry of Finance for their kind intervention.
In the above back drop, we would like to seek your kind intervention to ensure that officers are not compelled to work on Sundays and holidays on continuing basis. Only in strict emergencies they may be requested to work on such days in line with the RBI circular quoted above.
Asim Dutta (G.S)
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