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For Office Bearers

Circular to All Members                                                                                          6th September, 2016

Dear comrades,

Congratulations! Well done!   Red Salutes to you all!  Strike was total

We reproduce hereunder a joint circular of AIBEA & AIBOA on successful strike action on 2nd September, 2016. We congratulate all our members all over the country for their remarkable contribution in making the Strike a grand - grand success.              

With greetings,

Yours comradely,

(S. S. Shishodia)

Gen. Secretary

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Working class unity zindabad -AIBEA – AIBOA Joint Circular

Red Salutes to the Indian working class for the unequivocal protest against anti-worker labour reforms and anti-people economic policies of the Central Government.

Congratulations all our unions and members in making today’s strike a success in the Banks

We congratulate all our unions and members all over the country in the public sector banks, private banks, foreign banks, co-op. banks and Regional Rural Banks for their overwhelming response to the call of the organisation and in making today’s Strike in the banking industry a splendid success. Reports are reaching us about the enthusiastic participation and encouraging response. 

We congratulate the members of BEFI, INBEF, INBOC, AIRBEA, AIRBWU who together made the strike a very successful protest action in the banking sector against the Government’s retrograde banking reforms and in support of the 12 point Charter of demands of the National Trade Union Convention.

Ever since the present NDA Government has come to power with all their tall promises, we observe that their policies have become much more hostile, inimical and aggressive against the interest of the workers and common masses and to the benefit of the rich and the corporate.

Their four pillar policies of economic reforms, land reforms, banking reforms and labour reforms are all targeted to shower concessions to the haves at the cost of the have-nots.

Because of their policies, today we experience economic slow-down, fall in industrial production, crisis in agriculture sector, unabated price rise, fall in employment opportunities, etc. which are affecting the country’s growth and development.  On the other hand, their policies have helped the big business and corporate houses to amass huge wealth. These are resulting in social distortions and fomenting tensions in very many ways.

All hard-earned trade union rights and time-tested labour laws are being trampled with. Labour laws are sought to be changed to suit the profit-greedy employers. Recruitments are being changed to contract employment and casual jobs. Workers are exploited without adequate minimum wages. Hence fighting back this offensive has become very important task for the unions.

In the banking sector also, in the name of banking reforms, privatization of banks, sanction of license of private sector, consolidation and mergers, etc. have become their priority.  But the real menace of growing bad loans is not being addressed.  Rather, there are attempts to sell off the bad loans instead of stringent actions to recover the loans. Hence resisting the banking reforms is also imperative.

In this background, our strike action was most timely to register our protest along with the entire working people of our country.

The strike action in our banking sector was very successful. It echoed our unity and mirrored our conviction.  It reflected the political consciousness of our members. It manifested the sense of solidarity of bank employees and officers with the general trade union movement. It demonstrated our concern for the problems of the working masses. It revealed our commitment to fight against the attacks and challenges. It added one more glittering chapter in our journey of struggles under our twin banners.

We once again thank, greet and congratulate all our units and members for making the strike a total success.

 With greetings,

Yours comradely,

                                                                                                                                                                  

         S. NAGARAJAN                                                            C.H. VENKATACHALAM

    GENERAL SECRETARY                                                     GENERAL SECRETARY

           AIBOA                                                                                        AIBEA

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CIRCULAR                                                                                                         21st August, 2016

 For all members:

Dear comrades,

A battle for survival of real banking - Fight against anti-people banking reforms

We append below the joint circular of AIBEA & AIBOA for the information and implementation of the programme for our members. Please go through the contents of the circular and make the 2nd September 2016 strike a grand - grand success. State General Secretaries are requested to circulate the same to the members working under your jurisdiction.

Yours comradely,

(S. S. Shishodia)

General Secretary

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AIBEA – AIBOA JOINT CIRCULAR

Dear Comrades,

Make General Strike on 2nd Sept. 2016 A Grand – grand Success   

¨                   Oppose anti-worker Labour Reforms.

¨                   Oppose anti-people Banking Reforms.

¨                   Oppose closure of Associate Banks and merger with SBI

¨                   Demand recovery of bad loans

We are sure that by now all our units are on the job of mobilising all our members to make the ensuing National General Strike on 2nd September, 2016 a total success in all the Banks and in all the States.

Central Trade Unions reiterate countrywide General Strike on 2nd Sept., 2016:

A Meeting of the leaders of the Central Trade unions held on 18th August, 2016 at INTUC Office at New Delhi reviewed the preparatory campaign being jointly carried on throughout the country for the joint call of countrywide general strike on 2nd September 2016 against the anti-worker, anti-people policies of the Govt. of India and also to press for the 12 point charter of demands jointly formulated by all the central trade unions of the country.

Govt. attitude is negative: 

The CTUs expressed dismay over utterly negative attitude of the Govt. towards basic demands of the workers on minimum wages as per consensus formulation of the Indian Labour conference, on universal social security including pension for all workers including those in unorganized sector, against mass scale conractorisation of permanent and perennial work against onslaught on basic rights of the workers through so called labour-law-reforms through various state governments and also by the centre in the background of large scale violation of labour laws being promoted by both the central govt. and also many state govts, desperate move for privatization/disinvestment of strategic and sensitive public sector units, and promoting limitless FDI in sensitive sectors like Defence, Railways, Banks, Insurance, and Retail, etc.

Labour Reforms, a danger even to organised workers :

The CTUs made it clear that the desperate bid of the Govt. for changing the labour laws both through central and many state Governments is basically designed to throw even the overwhelming majority of the organized sector workers out of the coverage and purview of all basic labour laws which would render all other rights and benefits of the working people virtually meaningless. Such retrograde move of the Governments is aimed at imposing slavery on the working people have to be combated resolutely by the united movement of the workers, it being the central issue before them.

Response to strike is very encouraging :

CTUs expressed satisfaction over the increasing response by the workers throughout the country to the call for united countrywide action reflecting firm determination to make the call for countrywide strike on 2nd September, 2016 a massive success.

Divide and rule policy down down :

It is unfortunate that during the past one year, the Group of Ministers appointed for discussion with the CTUs on the 12 point charter of demands has not convened even a single meeting but has been only talking to BMS which has not joined the strike call.

The CTUs condemned the move of the Central Govt. to divide the workers in the face of ongoing strike campaign and create confusion through making misleading statements on its so called positive attitude on workers’ demands both directly and through their various agencies and allies.

Widen the unity, heighten the campaign :

While expressing confidence that such dubious ploy to mislead, confuse and divide the workers by the Govt. is destined to fail, the CTUs reiterated their clarion call and appeal to the working people of the country irrespective of affiliations to further widen their unity and unitedly combat the anti-worker policies of the Govt. through making the call for countrywide general strike on 2nd September, 2016 a total success.

STRIKE IN BANKS :

In the Banking sector, besides AIBEA and AIBOA, BEFI, AIBOC, INBEF and INBOC have also given the call for strike. Unions in RBI and NABARD have also given the call for strike.  Thus the strike is bound to be massive success in the Banks. 

Let us ensure and make the Strike a re-sounding success.

With greetings,

Yours comradely,

S. NAGARAJAN                                                                         C.H. VENKATACHALAM

General Secretary                                                                     General Secretary

     AIBOA                                                                                                 AIBEA

 

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UFBU Zindabad

AIBEA – AIBOA Zindabad

Working Unity Zindabad

 

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                                                                                                                                                                              16th  August, 2016

CIRCULAR for all members:

Dear comrades,

March on to make National General Strike on

2nd Sept. 2016 a total success in the Banks

Oppose anti-worker Labour Reforms

We append below the joint circular of AIBEA & AIBOA for the information and implementation of the programme for our members. Please go through the contents of the circular and make the 2nd September 2016 strike a grand - grand success. State General Secretaries are requested to circulate the same to the members working under your jurisdiction.

Yours comradely,

(S. S. Shishodia)

General Secretary

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AIBEA – AIBOA JOINT CIRCULAR

Clarion call from AIBEA and AIBOA:

All our units and members are aware that the Central Government is vigorously pursuing their policies of labour reforms aimed at weakening the labour laws in favour of the capitalists, corporate and employers and to the detriment of working class. These measures are part of their neo-liberal economic policies which are aggravating the problems of the workers and common masses.

Some of the aspects of the policies and proposals of the Government are as under:

  • Amending all labour laws to empower the employers with unfettered rights to “hire and fire” 
  • Stripping the workers and trade unions of their rights
  • Unlimited FDI in strategic sectors like Railways, Defence and Financial Sector.
  • Farmers’ right to land and agri-workers’ right to livelihood are being sought to be drastically curbed and curtailed.
  • EPF and ESI schemes are proposed to be made optional
  • Attempts to dismantle the basic social security structures available to the organized sector.
  • The Govt. has not taken any step to curb price rise of essential commodities
  • Failure to generate adequate employment
  • Weakening public distribution system.
  • Various State governments have brought about drastic anti-workers changes in basic labour laws viz. Industrial Disputes Act, Contract Labour (Regulation & Abolition) Act, Factories Act and Apprenticeship Act, Trade Unions Act etc.
  • Proposals for new Small Factories (Regulations of Service conditions) Bill which prescribes that major 14 labour laws will not apply to factories employing upto 40 workers.
  • Labour Code on Wages Bill and Labour Code on Industrial Relations Bill which under the cover of amalgamation seek to make registration of unions almost impossible,
  • Making retrenchment of workers and closures of factories easy.
  • Amendment Bills have been put in public domain without consulting the trade unions thereby violating the provisions of ILO Convention 144 on Tripartite Consultation.
  • Inaction in implementing the consensus recommendations of 43rd, 44th and 45th Indian Labour Conferences on formulation of minimum wages, same wage and benefits as regular workers for the contract workers and granting status of workers with attendant benefits to those employed in various central govt. schemes like anganwadi, mid-day-meal, ASHA, para-teachers etc.
  • Curtailed budget allocations to all centrally sponsored schemes meant for poor peoples’ welfare.
  • Refusal to ensure minimum wages of not less than Rs. 15,000 per month with indexation and universal
  • Denial of Pension for all including the unorganized sector workers
  • Reluctance on compulsory registration of Trade Unions within 45 days and ratification of ILO Conventions 87 and 98.
  • Denial of Bonus for all and removing the ceiling under the Bonus Act
  • Refusal to improve the ceiling under Gratuity Act

Increasing attacks in Banking Industry: 

Banking industry is no exception.  In the Banking industry, we are already aware of the Government’s continuous attempts to push through their reforms agenda aimed at privatisation of banks, consolidation and merger of Banks, etc.   RBI has announced ‘on tap’ bank licensing policy to allow more and more private banks.  Licenses have been given to big corporate houses to start ‘Small Banks’ and ‘Payment Banks’.  More and more private capital and FDI are being encouraged.  Banks are sought to closed in the name of mergers and consolidation.  Efficient and well-performing Associate Banks are sought to be closed and merged with SBI.

Bad loans have increased alarmingly to the extent of Rs. 13 lac crores.  Instead of taking tough measures to book the culprits and recover the money, more and more concessions are being given to the defaulters.  In the name of ‘cleaning Balance Sheets’, all these huge bad loans are sought to be taken out of public glare to silently write them off.

Regional Rural Banks are sought to be privatised and the Bill has already been passed by the Government in the Parliament despite protests by our Unions. Primary Agricultural Co-operative Societies (PACs) are under threat of winding up. Urban Co-operative Banks are under threat of delicensing. Co-op. Banks are being forced to divert their SLR investments from Apex Banks thus reducing their capacity to re-finance lower tiers of co-op. banks.

Private sector executives are imposed on the public sector banks. All the Government schemes are being imposed on the Banks without proper infrastructure and manpower resulting harassment and problems faced by the bank staff.  Bank officers are being denied regulated working hours.  Permanent and regular jobs are being outsourced on contract basis and contract employees are being exploited.  Contract employees’ basic rights are being denied.

In this background and scenario, Central Trade Unions organised a National Trade Union Convention of all trade unions including unions in Banks, Insurance, public sector, defence sector Central and State Government departments, etc.  The Convention has given the call for National General Strike on 2nd September, 2016.  

Hence it is necessary and imperative to join the general trade union movement and register our protest against these anti-worker policies of the Government.

FAccordingly, the joint call has been given to observe All India Strike in all the Banks by all our units and members on 2nd September, 2015.

FAll Our members are exhorted to join the local conventions, meetings, processions, etc. being organised by the central trade unions.

FHold joint demonstrations on 1st September evening and on the strike day at all centres.

ALL INIDA BANK STRIKE ON 2ND SEPTEMBER, 2016.

We call upon all our members to make the strike a grand success.

 With greetings,

 Yours comradely,                                          

 S. NAGARAJAN                                    C.H. VENKATACHALAM

 General Secretary                                  General Secretary

         AIBOA                                                          AIBEA

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28th National Conference of AIBEAin Chennai from 8th to 11th January, 2017

We reproduce hereunder AIBEA circular for the information and guidance of our members. Our comrades are requested to go through the contents of the circular carefully and be guided accordingly.

 With greetings,

 

Yours comradely, 

 (S. S. Shishodia)

 General Secretary

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28th NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF AIBEA RECEPTION COMMITTEE FORMED

We are glad to inform all our Units and members that for hosting the ensuing 28th National Conference of AIBEA being held in Chennai from 8th to 11th January, 2017, the hosts, Tamilnadu Bank Employees’ Federation has finalised the Reception Committee and accordingly the same has been formed as under:

 

    CHAIRMAN

  1. PADMA VIBHUSHAN DR. M.S. SWAMINATHAN

          ( Internationally acclaimed Agri Scientist )

 

  VICE CHAIRMAN

 

  1. SHRI GOPALAKRISHNA GANDHI, IAS Retd.

( Former Secretary to President of India,  Former Governor of West Bengal and Grandson of Father of our Nation Mahatma Gandhi and Bharat Ratna C Rajagopalachari, former Governor General of India)

  1. PADMA BHUSHAN   N. RAM,  Publisher, The Hindu
  2. PADMASRI  D.R. KARTHIKEYAN

          (Former Director, Central Bureau of Investigation and Former Director General, National Human Rights Commission)

  1. JUSTICE MRS. PRABHA SRIDEVAN

 

 

 

 

  1. JUSTICE SHRI K. CHANDRU
  2. COM. D. PANDIAN, Ex. MP,  AITUC
  3. COM. K. SUBBARAYAN, Ex. MP, President, AITUC - Tamilnadu
  4. Dr. M. VICTOR LOUIS ANTHUVAN (Professor of Finance, Dean of Research and Coordinator for Ph.D. programme, .Loyola Inst. Of Business Administration)
 
 
 

 

  1.           Dr. JOTHI SIVAGNANAM ( Head of the Department, Dept. of Economics, University of Madras )
  2.           COM. T.M. MURTHY, General Secretary, AITUC - Tamilnadu
  3. COM. VAHIDA NIZAM,  All India Vice President,  AITUC
  4. Dr. M.B. NIRMAL, Chairman, Exnora International 
  5. COM. K.J. JOSEPH, Former President, TNBEF
  6. COM. M.S. DAWOOD, Former President, TNBEF
  7. COM. P. BALAKRISHNAN, PRESIDENT, TNBEF
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

DEPUTY CHAIRMAN

  1. COM. G. GUNESEKARAN, AIBOA
  2. COM. V. RAGHURAMAN, TNBEF
  3. COM. MICHAEL RAJ JOSEPH, TNBEF
  4. COM. M. SUNDARARAJAN, TNBEF
  5. COM. R. SRIDHARAN, TNBEF
  6. COM. M.V. RAJAN, TNBEF
  7. COM. B. VIJAYAL, TNBEF
  8. COM. M. MANIVANNAN, TNBEF
  9. COM. THAMARAISELVAN, TNBEF
  10.           COM. P. PONNUSWAMY, DEPOSIT COLLECTORS’ UNION
  11. COM. KHALIULLAH  RRB
  12.           COM. S. VELAYUDHAM, TN BANK RETIREES FEDERATION
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

SECRETARY

  1. COM. E. ARUNACHALAM, TNBEF

 

 JOINT SECRETARY

  1. COM. R. VIJAYAKUMAR, TNBEF
  2. COM. K. VIJHAYAN, TNBEF
  3. COM. M.A. SRINIVASAN, AIBOA
 
 

 

 

 

ASSTT. SECRETARY

  1. COM. C.S. VENUGOPAL, TNBEF
  2. COM. L. SANKARAVADIVELU, TNBEF
  3. COM. G. VAIRAPPAN, TNBEF
  4. COM. S. MADHVAN, TNBEF
  5. COM. N.S. SRIDHAR, TNBEF
  6.           COM. K. NARAYNAN, TNBEF
  7.           COM. K. RAVIGOPAL, TNBEF
  8.           COM. K. SANKARANARAYANAN, TNBEF
  9.           COM. D.B. GOPINATH, TNBEF
  10.           COM. G. RAMARAJ, TNBEF
  11.           COM. D. SUBRAMANIAM, TNBEF
  12.           COM. S.D. SRINIVASAN, TNBEF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

TREASURER

  1.           COM. A. CHIDAMBARAM, TNBEF

JOINT TREASURER

  1.           COM. S. RADHAKRISHNAN, TNBEF

EX-OFFICIO

  1.           COM. RAJEN NAGAR, PRESIDENT, AIBEA
  2.           COM. C.H. VENKATACHALAM, GENERAL SECRETARY, AIBEA
  3.           COM. S NAGARAJAN, GENERAL SECRETARY, AIBOA
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

Sub-Committees:

 

 

 

30 Sub-Committees have been formed to assist the Reception Committee in various tasks as under:

 

 

 

  1. 1.           Steering Committee
  2. 2.           Accommodation
  3. 3.           Communications
  4. 4.           Cultural Programme
  5. 5.           Daily Bulletins
  6. 6.           Dais Management
  7. 7.           Finance
  8. 8.           Food and Catering
  9. 9.           Foreign Guests
  10. 10.       Hall Decoration
  11. 11.       Hall Management
  12. 12.       Health Care
  13. 13.       Inaugural Session
  14. 14.       Jeep Jatha
  15. 15.       Mobilisation
  16. 16.       Photo Exhibition
  17. 17.       Press and Press briefing
  18. 18.       Publicity and Public Relations
  19. 19.       Receiving the Delegates and Observers
  20. 20.       Sale of Publications
  21. 21.       Secretariat
  22. 22.       Security
  23. 23.       Services and facilities
  24. 24.       Social Identification Programmes
  25. 25.       Souvenir & Resources
  26. 26.       Technology Support
  27. 27.       Transportation 
  28. 28.       VIPs Care
  29. 29.       Volunteers –Ready to Serve
  30. 30.       Women’s Convention

 

 

 

 

 

These Sub-Committees are being headed by leaders of TNBEF, its units and AIBOA State Committee:

 

 

 

500 strong ‘Ready to Serve’ Volunteers Committee:

 

To take care of all these arrangements and to work as Volunteers in the ‘Ready to Serve Contingent’, 500 leading activists of TNBEF and its affiliates including from the Districts and AIBOA State Committees are being drawn.  Young comrades and women activists are being included to work in these Sub-Committees.

 

 

 

Remember the dates – January 8th to 11th, 2017 :

 

As already informed, the Conference will be held in Chennai from 8th January (Sunday) to 11th January, 2017 ( Wednesday).  All our units are requested to schedule their programme accordingly.

 

Spacious venue – Com. Sampath Nagar

 

TNBEF has booked a spacious venue, right in the heart of Chennai city to conduct the Conference.  The Conference will be held in Com Sampath Nagar, YMCA Grounds, Royapettah, Chennai.

 

5000 members to attend the Inaugural Session

 

The Conference is just 140 days away.  TNBEF has already swung into preparations to host the Conference successfully.  5000 employees are being mobilised from all over Tamilnadu to take part in the Inaugural Public Session on 8th January, 2017. 

 

Chennai – Tamilnadu awaits to receive you all

With greetings,

 

Yours Comradely, 

 

                                          

 

E. ARUNACHALAM                                          C.H. VENKATACHALAM

 

GENERAL SECRETARY                                    GENERAL SECRETARY

 

           TNBEF                                                                AIBEA

 

 

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Our Twin Organisations

Twin Banner - AIBEA & AIBOA

Dear comrades,

We reproduce hereunder AIBEA – AIBOA Joint circular for the information and guidance of our members. Our comrades are requested to go through the contents of the circular carefully and be guided accordingly.

 With greetings,

 

Yours comradely,

(S. S. Shishodia)

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Joint Circular

AIBEA - AIBOA

Dear Comrades,

                             Organisation Past Beholds Us – Future Beckons usto Hold Aloft Our Twin Banners

All of us know that AIBOA was founded by AIBEA in the year 1981 out of the experience and necessity for such an Organisation and with a clear purpose, objective and vision to build a vibrant composite movement of employees and officers.  In the last three and half decades, AIBOA has grown in this background and today, it is the second largest officers’ organisation in the banking industry.  In some of the Banks, AIBOA units are in majority and in some other Banks, it has substantial membership but it has not developed to the expected and desired level in all the Banks. 

We are aware that there is an inherent and intrinsic duality in the role and duties of the officers and the workmen in the banks, yet we have to develop a composite trade union movement of employees and officers under the twin banners of AIBEA & AIBOA. 

In the banks the roles may be different but as employees working in the banks we face common attacks from common enemies with their common objective.  Hence there is a imperative necessity to build up a composite trade union platform to face the multiple challenges. 

 It is all the more necessary in the present scenario where the challenges are increasing and hence the urgency of the task.  In developing such a joint movement with common perception and perspective, we are conscious that there are impediments in achieving our objectives due to ground realities and our distinct organisational structure and strength. 

 All these impediments, difficulties, differences and gaps get manifested to some degree or the other when we function jointly either at the grass root level or at the organizational level.  But these cannot lead us to the conclusion that that it is impossible to achieve the objective that working together works. 

 Beyond all these differentiations of designations, role and responsibilities and functional demarcations, there is an underlying commonality in the attacks and challenges that we face at the hands of the Government-management combine.  Hence unless we consciously take efforts to underplay the gaps and differences and overplay the need for moving together more often than not, we shall miss the wood for the tree.  

Three and a half decades is quite sufficient a time to look back and take an assessment of the deficiencies that we experienced in building up a strong AIBOA and a strong bondage of moving together.  We have the experience where in some of the banks AIBOA union is also the majority union and both our organizations are moving together. We also have examples where our workmen organization is in majority and our officers union is not and yet they are moving with proper understanding and cohesion.  We also have examples of banks where we do not have AIBOA union at all.  It is high time that we take cognizance of the hurdles and deficiencies in strengthening AIBOA at the industry level and also in each bank.  

 It is necessary to believe that strengthening AIBOA is strengthening AIBEA itself.  A strong AIBOA will be very very crucial in our emerging struggles when serious types of attacks have to be fought back.  Since these attacks would be of fundamental nature, organizations with proper trade union orientation and ideology alone would be able to put up an effective fight and from this point of view the united line of action by AIBEA – AIBOA would be a pre-requisite in building up a strong AIBOA and in developing better understanding, co-ordination and cohesion.  

We need to revive these attempts and re-start our exercise on a continuous basis to achieve better cohesion and co-ordination. 

 Our founding fathers envisioned a path-breaking and path-finding role under the twin banners of AIBEA and AIBOA. 

 Further, for the fact that AIBEA founded AIBOA, it becomes incumbent on the part of all us to work for the strength of both our organisations. Thus it pre-supposes an element of mutuality in running our organisations under the banners of AIBEA and AIBOA. 

 It is our experience in the last three and half decades that implementation and practice of twin banner concept has been different in different banks and in different degrees.  

 The efficacy of twin banner being two sides of same coin lies in the fact that whether we are employees or officers, we are subjected to the same wage exploitation from the same set of exploiters, with the same set of policies and hence our struggles against that has also to be combined notwithstanding the reality that the role of these two different sections of workforce are different in the workplace.  This philosophy of AIBEA and AIBOA needs to be percolated down to our rank and file in the days to come more consciously and systematically. 

 The importance of AIBEA and AIBOA working and moving together was the highlight of the recent Joint Central Committee meeting held at Hyderabad on 4th and 5th August, 2016. 

 In order to move towards our objectives, the meeting decided to undertake various measures as under:

 

 1.           ALL INDIA JOINT SUB-COMMITTEE: 

AIBEA

AIBOA

  1. COM. B.S. RAMBABU
  2. COM. M.A. SRINIVASAN
  3. COM. J.P. SHARMA
  4. COM. A.N. SURESH
  5. COM. AJAY MANJREKAR
  6. COM. NIRMAL DUTTA
  7. COM. N. SHANKAR
  8. COM. P.K. DAS
 

 President and General Secretary of AIBEA and AIBOA will be ex-officio members of this Committee.  

  1. 2.           Joint Sub-Committees at State-level and All India Bank wise-level. 

Similar Sub-Committees are to be formed in all the States as well as All India Bank wise level in order to move together. 

  1. 3.           Joint Executive Committee meetings: 

Atleast once in an year, Joint Executive Committee meeting should be held in every State and in every Bank 

 

  1. 4.           Co-ordination meetings: 

AIBEA and AIBOA will hold Co-ordination meetings with the leadership of AIBEA-AIBOA units in each Bank to discuss and workout methods to improve the co-operation and strengthen of our joint movement in all Banks. 

 Conferences of AIBOA and AIBEA: 

The 7th Conference of AIBOA is being held in Hyderabad from 17th to 19th December, 2016 preceded by Young Officers Convention on 16th December, 2016.  Entire Central Committee of AIBEA is invited to attend this Conference.  

Similarly, the 28th Conference of AIBEA is being held in Chennai from 8th to 11th January, 2017.  The Entire Central Committee of AIBOA is invited to attend this Conference. 

 Comrades, times are changing. There are increasing challenges and attacks.   There would no short-cut to face these offensives.  Unity and united actions alone would help us to fight back.  In that, AIBEA and AIBOA would have to distinctly move together.  As harbingers of unity, let us move together. 

 With greetings,

                                                             Yours comradely, 

                        S. NAGARAJAN                               C.H. VENKATACHALAM                                          

                   GENERAL SECRETARY                          GENERAL SECRETARY 

                                 AIBOA                                                   AIBEA 

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R.L.GROVER                                               D.K.PAUDDAR                                           S.S.SHISODIA

Chariman                                                   President                                          General Secretary

 

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Joint Call - All India Bank Strike on 2nd September, 2016.

We append below AIBEA – AIBOA Joint Circular on the subject matter. Members are requested to kindly go through the contents of the circular carefully and make the programme including Strike Call a total success as under:

  • March on to make National General Strike on 2nd Sept. 2016 a total success in the Banks
  • Oppose anti-worker labour reforms
  • Clarion call from AIBEA and AIBOA

   Joint Circular

All our units and members are aware that the Central Government is vigorously pursuing their policies of labour reforms aimed at weakening the labour laws in favour of the capitalists, corporates and employers and to the detriment of working class.  These measures are part of their neo-liberal economic policies which are aggravating the problems of the workers and common masses.

Some of the aspects of the policies and proposals of the Government are as under:

  • Amending all labour laws to empower the employers with unfettered rights to “hire and fire” 
  • Stripping the workers and trade unions of their rights
  • Unlimited FDI in strategic sectors like Railways, Defence and Financial Sector.
  • Farmers’ right to land and agri-workers’ right to livelihood are being sought to be drastically curbed and curtailed.
  • EPF and ESI schemes are proposed to be made optional
  • Attempts to dismantle the basic social security structures available to the organized sector.
  • The Govt. has not taken any step to curb price rise of essential commodities
  • Failure to generate adequate employment
  • Weakening public distribution system.
  • Various State governments have brought about drastic anti-workers changes in basic labour laws viz. Industrial Disputes Act, Contract Labour (Regulation & Abolition) Act, Factories Act and Apprenticeship Act, Trade Unions Act etc.
  • Proposals for new Small Factories (Regulations of Service conditions) Bill which prescribes that major 14 labour laws will not apply to factories employing upto 40 workers.
  • Labour Code on Wages Bill and Labour Code on Industrial Relations Bill which under the cover of amalgamation seek to make registration of unions almost impossible,
  • Making retrenchment of workers and closures of factories easy.
  • Amendment Bills have been put in public domain without consulting the trade unions thereby violating the provisions of ILO Convention 144 on Tripartite Consultation.
  • Inaction in implementing the consensus recommendations of 43rd, 44th and 45th Indian Labour Conferences on formulation of minimum wages, same wage and benefits as regular workers for the contract workers and granting status of workers with attendant benefits to those employed in various central govt. schemes like anganwadi, mid-day-meal, ASHA, Para-teachers etc.
  • Curtailed budget allocations to all centrally sponsored schemes meant for poor peoples’ welfare.
  • Refusal to ensure minimum wages of not less than Rs. 15,000 per month with indexation and universal
  • Denial of Pension for all including the unorganized sector workers
  • Reluctance on compulsory registration of Trade Unions within 45 days and ratification of ILO Conventions 87 and 98.
  • Denial of Bonus for all and removing the ceiling under the Bonus Act
  • Refusal to improve the ceiling under Gratuity Act

Increasing attacks in Banking Industry: 

Banking industry is no exception.  In the Banking industry, we are already aware of the Government’s continuous attempts to push through their reforms agenda aimed at privatisation of banks, consolidation and merger of Banks, etc.   RBI has announced ‘on tap’ bank licensing policy to allow more and more private banks.  Licenses

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