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Bank officers to ‘work-to-rule’ over pay hike row

L N Revathy Coimbatore | Updated on October 12, 2014 Published on October 11, 2014

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The All India Bank Officers' Confederation (AIBOC) has decided to stick to office hours and not attend office on Sundays/ holidays and extended office hours with effect from Monday.

The AIBOC Executive Committee has also authorised the leadership to decide about a strike for minimum of two days along with other constituents of UFBU (United Forum of Bank Unions) in the first week of November to press their demand for early settlement of wage revision.

Sharing details of AIBOC's Executive Committee discussions at Delhi, District President of AIBOC, Coimbatore J Vanangamudi told Business Line that the committee had, among others, discussed wage revision for officers, working conditions and other issues including stringent action against bank loan defaulters.

Voicing criticism about the unrelenting stand of the IBA, he said "we have created a record of sorts in financial inclusion, implemented various policies and programmes of the government, but the IBA is adamant even towards our genuine salary revision demand. We have therefore decided to withdraw extra co-operation by strictly observing office hours, not attend office on Sundays and holidays. We are also planning a massive rally at Jantar Mantar on October 13, country-wide protest demonstrations with UFBU constituents on October 17 and one-day dharna between Oct 18 and Oct 31 at all State capitals".

Published on October 11, 2014
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