CIRCULAR LETTER NO. 27/141/2015/37 16th July, 2015
TO ALL OFFICE BEARERS, STATE FEDERATIONS AND
ALL INDIA BANKWISE ORGANISATIONS
Units are aware that our members in all the Associate viz. SB Mysore, SB Travancore, SB Hyderabad, SB Patiala and SB Bikaner and Jaipur observed a 100% successful strike on 4th June, 2015 against the attacks of SBI management on our basic trade union rights of representation and collective bargaining and against attempts to foist SBI service conditions on Associate Banks’ .
Following this, AIBEA gave the solidarity strike call on 24th June, 2015 and three rounds of conciliation meetings were held by the Chief Labour Commissioner to find an amicable solution to the demands raised by SSBEA. But since the SBI remained obstinate, it was decided to escalate the issues to Finance Minister and Labour Minister and in the meantime, our strike was temporarily postponed.
All these developments were discussed in our recent Central Committee meeting held at Rajkot on 8th and 9th instant and it has been decided to pursue our demands and also prepare ourselves for further struggles if the issues remain unresolved or if there is any further provocation from the management.
During the conciliation meetings held by the CLC, SBI management repeatedly stated that if the unions do not accept the SBI’s Progression scheme, SBI would unilaterally offer the same to the employees in Associate Banks. We pointed out to them that such a step would be retrograde and unwarranted as it would amount to altering the service conditions bilaterally settled by our unions at the bank level or under industry-level BP Settlement.
Now we learn that at the instance of SBI management, the Associate Bank managements have broadcasted the SBI Scheme through the Intranet with a view to directly allure the employees. Appeal letters have been sent by the respective MDs directly to the employees .
Here is why our reservation on SBI’s Career Progression Scheme ?
Some of the conditions in the CPS are as follows:
SBI management wants CPS with these conditions to be accepted as a pre-condition by SSBEA and Associate Bank employees, if the demands of SSBEA for extension of Govt. guidelines on Compassionate Appointment, increase in staff housing loan, etc. are to be discussed by them.
That is why SSBEA is resisting these pre-conditions. That is why SSBEA is opposing these SBI policies. That is why all of us have to support them in this fight against the offensives of the high-handed SBI management.
o De-link Associate Banks from SBI
o Do not curb trade union right of representation
o Vacate attacks on trade union in SBBJ
o Extend compassionate appointment scheme as per Government guidelines.
o Increase quantum of staff housing loan.
o Recruitment of sub staff and part time employees
o Resolve pending demands
o Do not impose SBI service condition and career progression in Associate Banks