We reproduce here below Circular No. 27/91/2015/2 dated 8th January, 2015 issued by Com. C.H. Venkatachalam, General Secretary, AIBEA, for the information of our members
Wage Revision Talks – IBA improves its offer from 11% ( Rs. 3465 crores ) to 12.5 % (Rs. 3938 crores) on Payslip components – 7th January strike deferred – Further negotiations to continue
Units and members are aware that in the backdrop of the strike call given by UFBU, Chief labour Commissioner, Ministry of Labour, Govt. of India held a conciliation meeting at Delhi on 5-1-2015 and this followed by two days bipartite negotiations between IBA and UFBU at Mumbai on 6-1-2015 and 7-1-2015. Since IBA came forward to improve their offer from 11% to 12.5% towards increase in cost of payslip components, the strike has been deferred. Further negotiations would continue. We congratulate all our units and members for their preparations to implement the strike programme which resulted in IBA reconsidering their stand and improving their offer from the earlier Rs. 3465 crores to Rs. 3938 crores. We reproduce herein the text of UFBU Circular No. 2015/43 for the information of our units and members.
STRIKE ON 7TH JAN. 2015 DEFERRED –NEGOTIATIONS WITH IBA CONTINUE
Further to the Strike Notice issued by the UFBU on 22nd December 2014, the Chief Labour Commissioner (Central), Government of India held a Conciliation Meeting at his office in New Delhi on 05-01-2015.
Conciliation Meeting by CLC on 5th January 2015:
Regarding other important issues raised by UFBU, it was decided that Sub-Committees would be formed to discuss the following issues:
a. Revised scheme on 100% hospitalisation expenses reimbursement scheme to employees/family members without any ceiling;
b. Modifications in Officers Disciplinary and Conduct Regulations suggested by the unions, regulated working hours for officers, 5 Day banking, etc,
c. Demands raised by the Workman Unions /Officers’ Organisations in the Charter.
Pension related demands:
We also raised the issues relating to improvements in Pension related demands like 100% DA for pre-Nov. 2002 pensioners, family pension formula, periodical updation of pension, etc. We also suggested that DA upto 4440 points for all pensioners should be merged with Basic pension and a uniform DA formula to be applicable to all pensioners. We also demanded extension of DA linked pension scheme for employees recruited after April 2010. It was agreed to discuss all these issues further.
Bipartite discussions to continue:
To our suggestion that the meetings of the Sub-Committees should be held immediately without loss of time, IBA agreed to the same. To our demand for holding next round of negotiations at the earliest to carry forward the negotiations, IBA agreed and it was decided to fix up the dates looking at mutual convenience.
Comrades, while the negotiations have been brought back on the track due to our sustained and persistent struggles, no complacency should be entertained as further rounds of discussions would be extremely crucial to clinch the best deal possible and achieve a fair and reasonable wage revision for employees and officers. Given our past experience, we must also be guarded against any possible efforts by IBA that would delay the Settlement.
While UFBU would do its best to conclude a reasonable settlement as early as possible, we appeal to the membership to be in readiness to plunge into actions even at short notice, if the situation so warrants. Nothing should be taken for granted at this stage.
Sd. M V Murali,