Hyderabad: To oppose the unlawful and unfair actions of the bank managements, and to protest against these attacks, All India Bank Employees’ Association (AIBEA) has given the call for a one-day nation-wide strike next Saturday.
AIBEA General Secretary Ch Venkatachalam told UNI today that on response to the strike Notice, Indian Banks Association (IBA) held a meeting with the AIBEA and concerned bank managements on November 5 at Mumbai.
We explained the attacks and demanded correction but bank managements justified their position, he said.
Thereafter, on November 10, Chief Labour Commissioner (Central) Remis Tiru called for a conciliation meeting in Delhi. Unfortunately, the bank managements did not attend this meeting. Only IBA was present. Hence the issue could not be discussed or resolved.
Mr Venkatachalam said as per the advice of CLC, IBA has agreed to hold one more round of meeting on November 16.
If the managements attend the meeting and agree to resolve the issues amicably, the AIBEA may reconsider the strike call.
If Bank managements continue with their unlawful and vindictive actions and do not agree to maintain bilateralism, AIBEA will be left with no option than to go ahead with the strike call, the top union leader said.
He said already United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU) representing all the bank unions has extended its support to the Strike and demonstrations will be held throughout the country on the evening of November 18.
If the issues raised by AIBEA in the strike notice are not resolved amicably, AIBEA will plan to intensify the agitation and further protest strikes will be organised, Mr Venkatachalam said.