Bank officers across the country are planning agitation programmes against the government’s ‘anti-people and anti-workers’ policy.

Speaking at the State committee meeting of the All India Bank Officers Association here, S. Nagarajan, its general secretary, said that despite repeated pleas, the government is continuing its reforms in the banking and financial sector, which is detrimental to the interests of the country.

AIBOA, he said, is demanding regulated working hours for bank officers. He alleged that the government is dividing bank officers and other employees by giving separate packages for officers of the State Bank of India. AIBOA has demanded parity of service conditions with SBI immediately.

Staff shortage

The government, he said, is not recruiting adequate personnel in the banking system which is affecting the customer service. AIBOA has demanded to reinstate Banking Service Recruitment Board urgently and to recruit sufficient number of staff.

The association is also seriously pursuing the issues of compassionate ground appointments in banks, he added.

The United Forum of Bank Unions, which comprises all the unions of the banking industry, will meet soon to decide further course of action, he said.

M.A. Sreenivasan, AIBOA deputy general secretary, K. Sathianathan, State general secretary, N.B. Kishorekumar, State president, spoke. Bank officers from different parts of the State participated in the deliberations.

(This article was published on October 14, 2012)
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