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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Details Of Talk With IBA Held On 12th August 2013

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NATIONAL UNION OF BANK EMPLOYEES
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Circular No.05 / 2013                                                            Date : 12-08-2013
                                                                                    

Dear Comrades,
10TH BIPARTITE DISCUSSIONS

MEETING OF IBA WITH
ELEVEN (11) NEGOTIATING UNIONS ON 12-08-2013

IBA's Negotiating Committee headed by Shri.T.M.Bhasin met the Eleven (11) negotiating unions on 12-08-2013 at IBA office in Mumbai.  From the NUBE the undersigned participated.
We reiterated our demand raised in the meeting on 7th June, 2013 meeting with IBA as under
  • There should be a time bound programme to complete the negotiations without much delay to arrive at the wage revision settlement at the earliest.
  • the wage revision should be effective from 1st November 2012
  • that new pay scale should be constructed by merging the DA at 4876 points i.e. the DA applicable to July- September, 2012 quarter
  • we also submitted that in the proposed wage revision, the hike in wage load should be exclusive of the cost on pension and other superannuation benefits and also the cost of hospitalization expenses reimbursement

The IBA was gracious enough to consider our demand as below;

  • The new wage settlement would be effective from 1st November, 2012, i.e. the date from which the 10th Bipartite Settlement is due.
  • IBA agreed and conceded to merge Dearness Allowance upto 4440 Consumer Price Index i.e. 401)and construct new pay scales accordingly.
  • recommendations for introduction of compassionate appointment scheme on similar lines prevailing in Central Government for its employees has been sent to Ministry of Finance, Govt. of India for its approval.

However in respect of increase in wage load while responding our demand, IBA indicated that the same would be kept in mind by them and   wanted to study the cost impact of the merger before responding.

In respect of Reimbursement of Hospitalization Expenses IBA offered introduction of Mediclaim policy facility under which hospitalization expenses would be reimbursed by the insurance company upto Rs. 2 lacs for sub-staff, Rs. 3 lacs for clerical staff and Rs. 4 lacs for officers per year. Taking into account that hitherto the distribution of wage load under this scheme is only an infinitesimal fraction of total wage load, and that the industry wide scheme has been improved by many banks under the staff welfare fund which has stood the test of time, we contended   that a objective  study is required on the contents of the scheme offered before responding.
 
The management’s issues like introduction of cost to company method, Fixed Pay and Variable Pay concept were discussed. We once again reiterated our opposite  views against the same as per tenor our earlier  circular 3/13.  However, the matter remained inconclusive.



IBA informed that they will shortly inform us the date for the next round of negotiations. We shall apprise you of further developments form time to time.

“Work for a cause, not for applause.
Live life to express, not to impress.
Don’t strive to make your presence noticed,
just make your absence felt”

With greetings,                         
  Yours comradely,



(L.BALASUBRAMANIAN)
 GENERAL  SECRETARY


NUBE ZINDABAD OUR AFFLIATES ZINDABAD



WORKERS UNITY ZINDABAD BANK EMPLOYEES’ UNITY ZINDABAD




Circular No. AIUBOF/DG/13/DEL/119/2013-2016                       Date: 13th Aug., 2013

TO: ALL AFFILIATES / MEMBERS:
Dear Comrades, 

We reproduce here below the Circular No.2013/40 dated 12/08/2013 issued by All India Bank Officers’  Confederation containing the details of Talks had with IBA by UFBU on Wage Revision on 12/08/2013.

 Kindly circulate the same among our members.

Dear Comrades,

We reproduce hereunder circular No. 04 dated 12/08/2013 issued by Convener of UFBU for your information and recirculation amongst our members:
QUOTE:

BIPARTITE TALKS WITH IBA

Another round of bipartite talks took place today in Mumbai between IBA and UFBU on our demands for wage revision.  IBA was represented by their Negotiating Committee led by its Chairman Shri T M Bhasin. UFBU was represented by all our nine constituent unions.  The meeting condoled the death of Com. R J Sridharan, Chairman, AIBOA, who was in the negotiating committee till 9th Bipartite Wage Revision. 

The meeting was held in a cordial atmosphere and discussions were fruitful.  In the day-long discussions held, satisfactory decisions on some of the important issues could be arrived at.  Continuing the discussions of the last round of talks held on 7th June, 2013, we emphasised the need for IBA to expedite and conclude the settlement in a time bound manner.  We also asked them to react and respond to the issues like date of effect for commencement of the revised wages, consumer price index point up-to which Dearness Allowance is to be merged with basic pay for construction of revised pay scales, quantum of wage revision, etc. 

DATE OF EFFECT:  In response, the IBA agreed that the new wage settlement would be effective from 1st November, 2012, i.e. the date from which the 10th Bipartite Settlement is due. 

MERGER OF DA FOR CONSTRUCTING REVISED PAY SCALES:  IBA explained their constraints to consider merger of Dearness Allowance at higher index points. After prolonged discussions and on the insistence of the UFBU for merger of D.A at a higher level to enable construction of Pay Scales in a reasonable manner looking to the Pay Scales of employees and officers in comparable sectors, IBA agreed and conceded to merge Dearness Allowance upto 4440 Consumer Price Index i.e. 401 slabs and construct new pay scales accordingly.

INCREASE IN WAGE LOAD:  On the offer of the wage load increase, IBA wanted to study the cost impact of the merger before responding.  However, the UFBU reiterated its demand that the offer should be exclusive of superannuation cost and improvements in other welfare measures.  IBA indicated that the same would be kept in mind by them.

REIUBURSEMENT OF HOSPITALISATION EXPENSES:  To our demand for 100% reimbursement of hospitalisation expenses incurred by the employees/officers for self and eligible family members, IBA offered introduction of Mediclaim policy facility under which hospitalisation expenses would be reimbursed by the insurance company upto Rs. 2 lacs for sub-staff, Rs. 3 lacs for clerical staff and Rs. 4 lacs for officers per year. Looking to the various implications of switching over to the new scheme and the need to examine the pros and cons of the scheme, we said that a detailed study is required on the contents of the scheme offered before responding.

MANAGEMENT’S ISSUES:  The management’s issues like introduction of cost to company method, Fixed Pay and Variable Pay concept were discussed and UFBU has given its strong views against the same.  However, the matter remained inconclusive.

COMPASSIONATE GROUND APPOINTMENT SCHEME:  Another vital issue, much dearer to all the bank employees, which is relentlessly being pursued by the UFBU is restoration of compassionate appointments in the Banking Industry. IBA informed us in today's meeting that its recommendations for introduction of compassionate appointment scheme on similar lines prevailing in Central Government for its employees has been sent to Ministry of Finance, Govt. of India for its approval. No doubt, it is an important step in the direction of restoring compassionate appointments in the Banking Industry which is a long pending demand. While thanking the IBA for the positive step taken in this direction, we earnestly hope that the Government would accord its approval at the earliest.

Comrades, in today’s discussions, we could arrive at conclusion on two vital issues i.e. date of effect and merger of dearness allowance.  We thank the team of the Negotiating Committee of IBA for this forward movement in the discussions.

The date for the next round of discussions will be decided in due course.

                                                                                                         




UNQUOTE    
In response to one of the issues of Management, we strongly clarified that we have a right to negotiate for our members irrespective of their scales. The issue remained unresolved. We shall keep you informed of the developments.

With warm comradely greetings,

                                                                                                             Yours comradely,
  
                                                                                                            (HARVINDER SINGH)
                                                                                                            GENERAL SECRETARY


AISBOF circular for your information

ALL INDIA STATE BANK OFFICERS’ FEDERATION 
(Registered under the Trade Unions Act 1926, Registration No: 727/MDS)
State Bank Buildings, St. Mark’s Road, Bangalore – 560 001
CIRCULAR NO.77 DATE: 13.08.2013
TO ALL OUR AFFILIATES/MEMBERS:
BIPARTITE TALKS WITH IBA

We reproduce hereunder the text of UFBU Circular No.4 dated 12th August, 2013 contents of which are self-explicit.

With greetings,



(Y.SUDARSHAN)
GENERAL SECRETARY
TEXT
QUOTE:
Another round of bipartite talks took place today in Mumbai between IBA and UFBU on our demands for wage revision. IBA was represented by their Negotiating Committee led by its Chairman Shri T M Bhasin. UFBU was represented by all our nine constituent unions. The meeting condoled the death of Com. R J Sridharan, Chairman, AIBOA, who was in the negotiating committee till 9th Bipartite Wage Revision. 

The meeting was held in a cordial atmosphere and discussions were fruitful. In the day-long discussions held, satisfactory decisions on some of the important issues could be arrived at. Continuing the discussions of the last round of talks held on 7th June, 2013, we emphasised the need for IBA to expedite and conclude the settlement in a time bound manner. We also asked them to react and respond to the issues like date of effect for commencement of the revised wages, consumer price index point up-to which Dearness Allowance is to be merged with basic pay for construction of revised pay scales, quantum of wage revision, etc. 

DATE OF EFFECT: In response, the IBA agreed that the new wage settlement would be effective from 1st November, 2012, i.e. the date from which the 10th Bipartite Settlement is due. 

MERGER OF DA FOR CONSTRUCTING REVISED PAY SCALES: IBA explained their constraints to consider merger of Dearness Allowance at higher index points. After prolonged discussions and on the insistence of the UFBU for merger of D.A at a higher level to enable construction of Pay Scales in a reasonable manner looking to the Pay Scales of employees and officers in comparable sectors, IBA agreed and conceded to merge Dearness Allowance upto 4440 Consumer Price Index i.e. 401 slabs and construct new pay scales accordingly.

INCREASE IN WAGE LOAD: On the offer of the wage load increase, IBA wanted to study the cost impact of the merger before responding. However, the UFBU reiterated its demand that the offer should be exclusive of superannuation cost and improvements in other welfare measures.IBA indicated that the same would be kept in mind by them.

REIUBURSEMENT OF HOSPITALISATION EXPENSES: To our demand for 100% reimbursement of hospitalisation expenses incurred by the employees/officers for self and eligible family members, IBA offered introduction of Mediclaim policy facility under which hospitalization expenses would be reimbursed by the insurance company upto Rs. 2 lacs for sub-staff, Rs. 3 lacs for clerical staff and Rs. 4 lacs for officers per year. Looking to the various implications of switching over to the new scheme and the need to examine the pros and cons of the scheme, we said that a detailed study is required on the contents of the scheme offered before responding.

MANAGEMENT’S ISSUES: The management’s issues like introduction of cost to company method, Fixed Pay and Variable Pay concept were discussed and UFBU has given its strong views against the same. However, the matter remained inconclusive. 

COMPASSIONATE GROUND APPOINTMENT SCHEME: Another vital issue, much dearer to all the bank employees, which is relentlessly being pursued by the UFBU is restoration of compassionate appointments in the Banking Industry. IBA informed us in today's meeting that its recommendations for introduction of compassionate appointment scheme on similar lines prevailing in Central Government for its employees has been sent to Ministry of Finance, Govt. of India for its approval. No doubt, it is an important step in the direction of restoring compassionate appointments in the Banking Industry which is a long pending demand. While thanking the IBA for the positive step taken in this direction, we earnestly hope that the Government would accord its approval at the earliest.

Comrades, in today’s discussions, we could arrive at conclusion on two vital issues i.e. date of effect and merger of dearness allowance. We thank the team of the Negotiating Committee of IBA for this forward movement in the discussions. 

The date for the next round of discussions will be decided in due course. 

Sd/-
(M.V.MURALI)
CONVENOR 
UNQUOTE:

2 comments:

  1. If basic now is Rs.16300/- then based on this marger of DA what will be the next Basic.

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  2. 60% DA is being merged. You may calculate yourself

    ReplyDelete