All India Bank Strike on 8th Jan 2020 – Bank Unions Circular

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All India Bank Strike on 8th Jan 2020

ALL INDIA BANK EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION – AIBEA
ALL INDIA BANK OFFICERS ASSOCIATION – AIBOA
BANK EMPLOYEES FEDERATION OF INDIA – BEFI
INDIAN NATIONAL BANK EMPLOYEES FEDERATION – INBEF
INDIAN NATIONAL BANK OFFICERS CONGRESS – INBOC

CIRCULAR TO ALL UNITS & MEMBERS

18TH December 2019

Dear Comrades,

Join the millions of workers – Join the National General Strike
ALL INDIA BANK STRIKE ON 8TH JANUARY, 2020
at the call of AIBEA-AIBOA-BEFI-INBEF-INBOC

All our unions and members are already aware that the National Convention of Workers comprising of all Central Trade Unions viz. INTUC, AITUC, HMS, CITU, AIUTUC, TUCC, SEWA, AICCTU, LPF and UTUC along with various independent Federations and Unions in different Sectors have given the clarion call for National General Strike on 8th January, 2020 to oppose and protest against the increasing anti-worker policies of the Central Government.

Our country and the economy are facing a serious economic slowdown, continuing job-losses, sky-rocketing unemployment, widening impoverishment, faster decline in income, reckless privatisation of national assets, destruction of indigenous manufacturing capabilities leading to deindustrialization and abnormal rise of economic inequality in the society.

The Central Government is pursuing anti-people economic policies targeting the democratic rights and livelihood of the mass of the people. Their attitude is becoming more and more undemocratic as seen in passing the Wage Code Bill in a hurry, introduction of the Bill on Code on Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions, introduction of retrograde Code on Industrial Relations, Cabinet approval to Code on Social Security, amendment to the RTI Act to weaken it, etc.

The Central Govt. not only failed to respond to the genuine demands of the working people, but has continued its brazen aggression against the rights of workers in the interest of their Corporate masters. Collective bargaining, bipartism and tripartism are given a go-by. Labour laws are being sought to be overhauled in favour of the employers’ class.

Public Sector undertakings are being sold away and privatised. Defence production, banks, insurance, Railways, ports and road transport, coal, power, steel, petroleum – no sector is spared.

In the banking sector, we find that the Government’s policy is privatisation and unwarranted merger of Banks despite our vehement protests. On the other hand, the main issue of recovery of corporate bad loans is being ignored and concessions are being given to the corporates while service charges are increased for the common people.

Our legitimate demand of wage revision for bank employees and officers is being unduly delayed. Employees recruited after April, 2010 are deprived of defined pension benefit. Our genuine demands like 5 Day Banking, etc. are being ignored by the Government. Employees and officers are suffering from heavy workload and adequate recruitment is not being made in Banks. Similarly there are attacks in RBI, Co-op. Banks, RRBs, NABARD, IDBI Bank, etc.

Workers are the creators of wealth. But workers are being attacked and deprived but those who exploit the workers are being given velvet treatment.

Hence it is necessary to oppose the anti-people and anti-worker policies of the Government. That is why the National Convention of Workers has given the call for a general strike on 8th January, 2020. More than 25 crores of workers all over the country are expected to participate in this protest action.

Since we are equally concerned about these attacks on the workers and we are equally affected by these policies of the Government, it has been decided to support and join the strike on 8th January, 2020 on the following demands:

  • In support of charter of demands of National Convention of workers
  • Against banking reforms and unwarranted merger of banks
  • Demanding stringent measures to recover defaulted loans from Corporates.
  • Expedite wage revision and related issues
  • Adequate recruitment in Banks

AGITATIONAL PROGRAMMES

19-12-2019 Serving the Notice on IBA and CLC
20-12-2019 Serving the Notice on all Banks
From 20th Dec Mobilization meetings in all centres
3-1-2020 Demonstrations at all centres
6-1-2020 Badge Wearing
7-1-2020 Demonstrations at all centres
8-1-2020 ALL INDIA BANK STRIKE

We call upon all our units and members to implement the programmes successfully and make the Strike in Banks on 8th January, 2020 a total success.

With greetings,

AIBEA
AIBOA
BEFI
INBEF
INBOC

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