Friday, February 26, 2010

Details of discussions with IBA and UFBU on 25th February.


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One more round of discussion on our wage revision took place today (25-02-2010) between IBA and 5 workmen unions’ viz. AIBEA, NCBE, BEFI, INBEF and NOBW.

Continuing the discussions of last round of meeting held on 9.2.2010, today we argued for one more stagnation increment to be made available for senior clerks and sub– staff and it was decided to workout the cost implication of the same. As regards cost of rationalisation of special pay, after our pointing out the number of clerks and sub-staff involved, the revised working resulted in substantial reduction of cost. This additional available amount can now be distributed to other heads like Basic pay, HRA, Transport Allowance, etc.

On the important issues like costing the existing cost of pension, date of effect of pension option, balancing the cost between PF and Pension, etc. IBA maintained their standpoints and we informed IBA that these common issues will be dealt by UFBU.

For the information of our Units and members, we give below the following tentative proposals on which discussions have taken place so far. These are subject to finalisation in further course of discussions and effort is being taken to reach conclusions on all the issues and to expedite the settlement.

1. Basic Pay:
Sub-staff: Rs. 5500 – 200/4 – 6300 – 250/5, 7550 – 300/4, 8750 – 350/3, 9800- 400/3 – 11000.
Clerk: Rs. 6200 – 400/3, 7400 – 500/3, 8900 – 600/4, 11300 – 700/7, 16200 – 1300/1, 17500 – 800/1 – 18,300.

2. Dearness Allowance: 0.15% of pay per slab over 2836 points of index.

3. HRA: CCA is being clubbed with HRA. Proposed HRA rates:
-      Places with 45 lacs and above : 9.50%
-      12 – 45 lacs                              : 8.75%
-      5 – 12 lacs                                : 7.50%
-      Below 5 lacs                             : 7.00%

4. Transport Allowance: Rs. 200 p.m.

5. Special Pay: To be revised upwards w.e.f. 1.11.07
Rationsalisation:  Clerks (a) All those who are not getting any Special Pay to be paid Rs. 1000 p.m. with some mutually agreed limited passing powers.
(b) All those who are getting some Special Pay now, will be revised to Rs. 1500 p.m. with suitable increase in powers.
(c) Head Cashiers & Special Assistants: These posts will continue with higher Special Pay. 
Sub-Staff: Special Pay to be revised upwards with minimum Special Pay of Rs. 350 p.m. to all.

6. It is proposed that, after such rationalization exercise, from 1.5.2010, Special Pay of Rs. 1000 for all clerical staff and Rs. 350 for all sub–staff will be added to the Basic Pay and Basic Pay will stand increased accordingly. Balance amount will be continued as Special Pay.

7. Medical Aid: Proposed at Rs. 2000 per year.

8. Hospitalisation: Under Discussions for improvements.

9. LFC: Under discussions for improvements. IBA has agreed that the present condition to avail 4 days leave while encashing LFC, will be deleted. 

10. Part Time Employees: Those who are now in lump sum monthly wages will be upgraded to 1/3rd wages.

11. Washing Allowance: Will be increased to Rs. 100 p.m.

12. Cycle Allowance: Will be increased to Rs. 75 p.m.

13. Project Area Compensatory Allowance:
Will be increased as under: 
Group A: Clerks: Rs. 205
Sub-staff: Rs. 180
Group B: Clerks: Rs. 180
Sub-staff: Rs. 150

14. Split Duty Allowance: Will be increased to Rs. 125

15. Hill & Fuel Allowance: Same % rate on revised Basic Pay.

16. Halting / Diem Allowance: Being increased.

17. Income Definition for dependency: Rs. 3500 p.m.

18. Definition of family: To include physically challenged brothers and sisters with 40% disability.

19. Road mileage rate: Will be increased to Rs. 3 per km.

20. Breakage Allowance on transportation of personal effects: 
Being increased to: (with receipt).  Clerks Rs. 1120; sub-staff: Rs. 745 (Without receipt) Clerks: Rs. 745; Sub-staff: Rs. 560.

21. Special Leave for women employees: Within the entitlement of Maternity Leave, Special Leave upto maximum of 45 days will be granted for undergoing Hysterectomy operation.

22. Special Area Allowance: Will be improved.

23. Fixed Personal Pay: Will be increased suitably based on revised Basic Pay.

24. Professional Qualification Pay: Will be suitably increased based on revised Basic Pay.

25. Gratuity: Will be paid based on revised Pay (Basic Pay + Special Pay) or under Gratuity Act whichever is higher.

Comrades, it will be appreciated that most of the issues raised by us in the charter of demands have been covered so far. Some more issues still remain to be sorted out.

But it is important that the common issues like Pension cost, date of effect of option, cost balancing, etc are also sorted out before things are finalized. Attempts will also be made to further revise the Pay scales, subject to re-allocation of amount from one head to another.

Simultaneously, the process of drafting the pension option settlement is also being taken up. While these are positive features, we are concerned that on important common issues like pension costing, date of effect of pension option, balancing cost of PF and Pension, etc, differences persist between IBA and UFBU. These issues have also to be sorted out expeditiously.

While all efforts are being done to conclude the settlement, units and members are requested not to yield to unwarranted anxieties or misinformations.

Further developments will be informed to units in due course. 

Source : AIBEA

14 comments :

BALAN said...

OPTIONS BEFORE UFBU


It is very clear and evident that the present set of leadership failed miserably in convincing IBA team to get the MOU converted into a settlement. The costing of pension ,improvement of medical expenses etc all eye wash to deny the benefit to bank men. If clearance comes from the top political leadership , within 24 hours settlement could be signed without any negotiation.

If this trend continues majority of PF optees retired under normal course will die sooner or later without seeing light of the pension and only the family will be entitled to meager family pension ,in which case surrendering of PF will become a wasteful exercise. A month delay means advancing to death by a month which the concerned parties to the settlement should understand. It is the internal politics of the negotiating team which is playing havoc.
The following options can be considered :
LEAVE THE ENTIRE MATTER LIKE PENSION COSTING , DATE OF EFFECT OF PENSION PAYMENT AND ALL OTHER DISPUTED AREAS TO IBA . LET THEM DECIDE. IF YOU DO THAT THEIR BLOOD PRESSURE WILL GO UP SINCE UFBU IS NOT IN THE PICTURE.
FURTHER THEY WILL IMMEDIATELY CONSULT THE NORTH BLOCK AND GET THE SETTLEMENT SIGNED BEFORE CLOSING OF THE FINANCIAL YEAR.
PRESENT LEADERSHIP SHOULD TAKE MORAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE FAILURE OF THE NEGOTIATING SKILL DUE TO INTRENAL SQUABBLES. SO GIVE WAY FOR THE PEOPLE WHO MAY ACHIEVE BETTER BENEFITS TO THE EMPLOYEES ./PENSIONERS. THE PRESENT SET UP THROUGH THEIR LACK OF IMAGINATION AND VISION DRAGGED THE BANK EMPLOYEES STATURE TO THE UNDISPUTABLE LAST POSITION WHEN COPMPARED TO CENTRAL /STATE/QUASI/PUBLIC SECTOR AFTER THE VI TH PAY COMMISSION.
WHEN THEY GOT FULL DA NEUTRALISATION IN THE PRESENT SETTLEMENT THEY DELIBERATELY FAILED TO ACHIEVE AND GET THE SAME BENEFIT TO THEIR OWN SENIOR COLLEAGUES WHO RETIRED PRIOR TO 01.11.2002 WHICH IS UNHEARD OF IN THE TRADE UNION MOVEMENT. WHEN THE GOVERNMENT IS WHOLEHEARTEDLY EXTENDING ONE BENFIT OR OTHER CONTINUOUSLY BY INCREASING THE PUBLIC DEBT BY SUITABLE BORROWING PROGRAMME. WITH OUT COST CONSCIOUSNESS WHY BANK EMPLOYEES ALONE ARE HUMILIATED. MANY OF THE LOSS MAKING UNITS WERE GIVEN HEFTY PAY INCREASE BY CONSIDERING BOTH AS DIFFERENT PARAMETERS. THEN WHY YOU ARE ALLOWING IBA TO SIT WITH A CALCULATOR INSTEAD OF SEEKING PARITY.

WHAT EVER BE THE DECISION CAN BE REVERSED AND NEXT SETTLEMENT CAN BE CLINCHED WITHOUT PENSION COSTING, IE 100% MANAGEMENT EXPENSES AND ALSO PENSION UPDATION. IN A COUNTRY LIKE INDIA ANY THING MAY HAPPEN . NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE. BUILD UP THE MORALE OF THE EMPLOYEES AND SEEK PARITY IN THE NEXT SETTLEMENT WHICH SHOULD BE IMPLEMENTED ON 01.11.2012 ITSELF.
CONCENTRATE ON THAT EXCLUSIVE FOR THE SERVING EMPLOYEES LIKE INTRODUCTION OF VARIABLE PAY LIKE GRADE PAY FOR PERFORMANCE. IMPROVING HRA RATES TO 15,20 AND 30% . TRANSPORT ALLOWANCE, EDUCATION ALLOWANCE, MEDICAL AID ETC. KEEP THE BASIC AND DA AS SUCH . IT WILL SERVE TWO PURPOSE. ONE WE CAN COMPARE OURSELVES WITH SEVENTH PAY COMMISSION IF AT ALL IT COMES.
SECOND IBA WILL NOT ASK YOU TO RECALCULATE PENSION LOAD ONCE AGAIN. HENCE YOU ACCEPT WHAT THEY OFFER NOW. KEEP LOW PROFILE. YOU CAN ALWAYS MAKE A TIMELY FIGHT . STRIKE THE IRON WHEN IT IS HOT. NOW NO USE. TOOLATE .

K BALASUBRAMANIAN

banker said...

For next settlement, we should not go to the useless IBA [WHICH HAS THE LEAST INTEREST IN BANKMEN'S WELFARE]. We should demand for a PAY COMMISSION which has experts on it who are capable of understanding socio-economic needs with changing times.Against GOVT EMPLOYEE GETTING HRA OF 10, 20, 3O %, we are begging for 7 7.5 8,25%. What a pity....Please wake up

Sam... said...

I have always wanted to work in Nationalized bank.. I always thought of having a good & decent life being a Banker. I tried hard, and competed with thousands other and finally secured a seat in a nationalised bank.

By now, when its time to join, I am really giving it a second thought after seeing all these drama for the last 2 yrs.

BRIJESH said...

90-DAYS FINISHED AFTER SIGNING THE MOU
NOW UNIONS MUST THINK THAT IT HAS CHEAP & FAKE LEADERS WHO CANNOT FULFILL THEIR PROMISES WHICH THEY MADE

BANKERS NEED REVOLUTION

Swapan Kumar said...

shame shame shame!!!!!!!!!!!

S.K.G

ADITYA said...

HRA NEGOTIATED 7.5% - 9.5% IN COMPARISON TO 20-30 % TO STATE/ CENTRAL GOVT. EMPLOYEES. CCA WITHDRAWN, BY WHICH GROWTH IN HRA WILL BE ONLY 1% OVER OLD BASIC. WHETHER ONE IS ABLE TO GET A HOUSE OR VARANDAH WITH SCREEN COVER TO DWELL. I DONOT UNDERSTAND WHETHER LEADERS HAVE GONE MAD OR ELECTED WITHOUT SECRET BALLOT. I HOPE THERE IS STILL TIME TO KEEP HRA, CCA, MEDICAL, LFC AND OTHER PERQUISITES FROM THE 17.5% PACKET OF 9TH BIPARTITIE SETTLEMENT BY HOOK OR CROOK.

Jagannath said...

in SBI a senior assistant get rs 1800+da+hra as special allowance
if the new settlement comes into effect it will be reduced to rs 1500 with increase in passing power as stated above,what an idea sir ji

Sanjay Bhatt said...

Dear Friends,

My friend now no questions and problems from wage and pension settlement(9BPS)and tax saving or more/less getting,But failure of MOU.

Failure of MOU has may meanings
1) Its show What is our strength.
2) Its show our leaders not able to negotiation.
3) Leaders are not liable and worried about members.
4) What value of UFBU umbrella strength for IBA/GOI?
5) What reasons for not called for indefinite strike even after failure of MOU??
6) Why our leaders continue with IBA even after IBA/GOI not responded them meaning fully in all past meetings?
7) Our leaders are our Representatives and they image and strength of members Put at stake.
Pl.think and .....

All Answers of above Questions are LIKE OUR VALUATION REPORT BY IBA/GOI.

What information now you show on unions?association website are part of the game of UFBU and diverting us from failure of MOU only.

I have all ready written in past comments now they will start clarifications and excuse.

Don't be happy with tentative pay structure Which yor seen on web.

Its shame for us and failure of us.

yes...yes..
not leader.because We can't stopping them.

mansi said...

pl. settle settlement on pension option first seeing the date of effect of pension. pl. look in to the condition of payment of commutation.
akgoel

sunny said...

It takes 5 to 7 months for the UNION FINANCE MINISTRY to prepare a Budget, where as our UFBU / IBA require moe than 28 months to finalise a wage revision which is still pending.May we know how long will it take to arrive----SHAME SHAME SHAME

Sanjay Bhatt said...

Pension and Wage has same value at this moment.

But All you see

What is result of Pension and wage points clubbing ?

Delayed......Delayed......

Sanjay Bhatt said...

Please start to send one e-mail on

chv.aibea@gmail.com

I already started.

vivek said...

Mr. BALAN;
thanks for comments dt. 26.02.10
pl. mention ur E mail ID in next mail.
ashokgoel

chandan said...

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