Today, a virtual meeting of the Office bearers of AIBEA was held. Com Rajen Nagar,
President, AIBEA, presided over the meeting. Homage: The meeting paid its homage to the following:
1. Uday Kamat, IDBI, Mumbai
2. Vishal Sonawane, IDBI Bank
3. L K Parmar, E-Syndicate Bank/ Canara Bank,
4. Jashubhai Solanki, Union Bank of India,
5. Raju Sher Bahadur, Federal Bank, Mumbai
6. Shiv Dive, Central Bank, Mumbai
7. Arun Shirsat, Central Bank, Thane
8. H K Nayak Central Bank of India, Mumbai
9. Sadashiv Dol, PNB, Mumbai
10. Ganshyam Pawar, Bank of India, Mumbai
11. Prabhakar Pawar, Bank of India, Mumbai
12. Sandu Borde, SBI, Mumbai
13. Sankaraiah, SBI, Hyderabad
14. Anirban Datta, SBI
15. A. Swaminathan, Indian Bank, Tamilnadu
16. Lata Behra, United Bank, West Bengal
17. Rajendra Sawant, Bank of Maharashtra, Mumbai
18. Manik Dey, UCO Bank, West Bengal
• 12 innocent people who lost their lives in Vizag LG Polymer gas leak accident
• Migrant workers and other poor people who lost their lives during the pandemic period.
• All the people who have died on account of corona virus in India and in the world over.
• People who lost their lives in the recent Amphan cyclone in West Bengal
• George Floyd who was done to death by US Police in Minneapolis.
Pandemic related issues: While the meeting noted that due to the efforts of the organisation, various guidelines have been given by the Banks, different Banks are
implementing different guidelines and hence the meeting decided to take up with IBA and Government for implementing the guidelines in an uniform way in all the Banks.
Further, in the absence of restoration of public transport, Government buses, local trains, etc. many employees, especially in the big cities and metros, are finding it extremely difficult to attend the Branches and hence insistence of 100% staff to attend
the Branches in such places is impractical and to be reviewed by the Government and
bank managements. It was decided to take up these issues with the IBA and Government.
Wage Revision: The meeting noted that in view of the lockdown situation, the bipartite
talks have been held up and decided that efforts should be taken to hold the Talks at
the earliest opportunity and to conclude the understanding expeditiously.
Amphan Relief: The meeting noted that there has been extensive damage in some of
the Districts in West Bengal due to the recent Amphan cyclone. The meeting decided that
AIBEA and BPBEA would undertake necessary relief measures to help the affected people. It was also decided to take up with the IBA for expeditious issuance of
circular to banks on sanction Cyclone Relief Loan to the affected employees.
Merger related issues: The meeting noted that in some of the Banks, on account of the
recent merger, the existing benefits have not been fully extended nor proper uniformity in
benefits have been worked out. It was decided that after due discussions amongst
the unions, all these issues are to be taken up with the respective Banks for early
reddressal and resolution.
As regard integration of Unions, since physical meetings of our Unions in these
Banks is not possible for some more time, it was decided that the existing organisational
set up in the concerned Banks are to continue for some more time, after which the
process of integration would be undertaken.
Government’s Anti-Labour Policies : The meeting welcomed the decision of the
Central Trade Unions to intensify the struggle against the anti-labour measures of
the Central and State Governments and the call for All India Protest Day on 3rd July,
2020. Separate Circular will be issued by AIBEA in this regard on observance of
Protest Day on 3rd July.
Resist moves of privatisation of Banks –
Get ready for Strikes :
The meeting took serious note of the recent reporting in the media about the moves of
the government to privatise the Banks. It was decided that while extensive
campaign must be undertaken on this issue, 19th July, 2020 to be observed as All India
Day on the demand “Save Public Sector Banking – Defeat Privatisation of Banks”.
It was also decided to give a call for more Strike actions looking to the developments.