November 25, 2015
STRUGGLE LAUNCHED BY SSBEA
A SILVER LINE IN MIDST OF DARK CLOUDS.
Our Organisation has extended solidarity to the struggles launched by State Sector Bank Employees’ Association [SSBEA] culminating in two days strike call on December 1 and 2, 2015, backed up by a strike on 02.12.2015 by workmen employees of other Banks – AIBEA to realise the following demands.
1. 1.Delinking Associate Banks from SBI.
2. 2.Denial of right to represent, in terms of Indian Trade Unions Act 1926
3. 3.Non implementation of Government guidelines on compassionate grounds appointments effective from 05.08.2014.
4. 4.Increase in staff Housing loan quantum and introduction of retrograde career progression policy endangering important issue of jobs and job security.
We have directed our State Committees to coordinate at 5 centres, where the Associate Banks are having the Headquarters to participate in the programmes of actions and on 2nd December 2015, when workmen belonging to AIBEA observe the strike, our members will not discharge clerical jobs in the Branches.
We have information provided by President AIBEA, of which the contents are:
“ in today’s conciliation meeting, management agreed to keep the CPS option letters in abeyance and not to issue further option letters and hold Bipartite meeting on 3rd December with SSBEA. Hence all programmes including strike is temporarily deferred….”
There is a respite to the situation. Opening the doors of negotiation is a welcome sign. Right to represent is a fundamental right of the Trade Union. The right has to be secured by SSBEA, as the struggle was fully backed by ½ million workforce under the banner of AIBEA / AIBOA
AIBOA, while extending its greetings to SSBEA and AIBEA for breaking the impasse, awaits for the successful outcome of the negotiations hoping that fundamental Trade Union right of representation to be secured by SSBEA.
A SILVER LINING IN MIDST OF DARK CLOUDS