Tuesday, October 14, 2014

VenuG Presents : Kurukshetra & HR. 10th BPS(Bipartite wage Settlement), a comment of an Amazed Observer on Generation Gap in Banking, Mahabharat UFBU versus IBA

Thank You

Well Comrades,
Please Note : I am an ordinary. member of SBOA.
I have attended 8 triennial conferences as a
delegate from 6 states Rajasthan, Gujarat, Delhi,
Maharashtra, UP & West Bengal.
I took a backstep last year, by not opting to be a
delegate to enable young Comrades to attend
triennial to build a second line of Comrades.
We sent the youngest zonal council from Kolkata
where I am currently with 60% of delegation
under the AGE of 35 in tune with the
demographics of our beloved country India.
So I am on both sides.
UFBU & Youngistan!!!
I wish to share my stand,
On the recent unfortunate developments in our
long March for a fruitful & beneficial wage
settlement. I personally feel that, the fissures
among us bankers, all of whom have a common
goal, early, better wage package for our families.
I have 29years of active services as Officer
(Syndicate Bank) 2 years as clerk in 3 Banks
rural(Jaipur Nagaur Anchalik Gramin Bank) , old
private(The Bank of Rajasthan Limited) , PSU
(Bank of Baroda). 1 year as Inspector Customs
at Palam Airport)
I have been a member of AIBEA in clerical cadre
& SBOA (Syndicate Bank Officers' Association)
affiliated to AICOBO then AIBOC as Well as
strongly support AINBOF(which achieved for us
second option for pension. I personally had
sought on various occasions sought the
permission to file a suit in Rajasthan High Court
for 2nd option for pension from Comrade K S
Shetty ex General Secretary SBOA and Comrade
Shetty had in a very calm matured & logical way
explained to me "Menon, courts these days pass
outrageously frivolously bourgeoise decisions.
We Are constantly negotating on this issue with
the IBA, and are confident of a positive outcome.
If you go to court, our way for negotiating shall
be permanently blocked. Further if the courts
take long time, making the members restive &
impatient, we might face a splitsville. And
eventually if the courts upto SC refused your plea
then the door to 2nd option for pension shall be
permanently closed. This shall be disservice on
your part, to the half a million Comrades of the
Banking community. You may not be privy but I
am, to the fact that, when some faction of AIBOC
came in the way of 2nd Option of pension
Comrade K S Shetty took the frontstage along
with Comrade T K Sarkar to form AINBOC at
Kolkata, under the umberella of AIBOC (not
outside not splitsville) AND ACHIEVED 2ND
Comrade Shetty was wise, I was mature we both
joining achieved what I could have ruined.
My advise.
Avoid splitsville
Avoid Pay Commission (study One Rank One
Pension under pay commission where defence
forces Are a minority)
At the moment UFBU is the largest umberella
employee front in the world. With pay commission
Bankers will be just 25% of total employees
hence a minority hence ignored shunned &
unheard, crushed so BEWARE)
My stand has always been the same from when I
joined SBOA. "United we stand, Didi did we fall"
If the anger & anguish & discontentment results
in settlement of issues, then there is a purpose of
that anger & anguish.
But, when I know that, in the current environment,
when RBI is likely to issue Bank licences on the
Tap, our situation has become the same as that
of those industries opened up for private sector
like Telecom and Aviation.
I'm sure the UFBU Comrades at the helm of
affairs at the BPS negotiating table are well
aware of these facts & plain truth. I as a veteran
& an experienced Banker cannot behave like an
Ostrich burying my face in sand and say "Night
has fallen" when I know the fact that it is a bright
sunny Day. I can see the writing on the wall,
can't you?
The Government is hell bent on gaining control
over RBI thankfully it has failed to had it not been
the RBI SBI would have been another Lehman
What is the best route left before us, our unions
&, associations ?
A) United Front
B) We must communicate with leaders costantly
through letters faxes, emails.
C) Refrain from abusive posts, telephone, Mobile
calls & messages.
D) enter into dialogue with UFBU constituents.
E) communicate to them our POV
F) Listen to their POV.
G) Reach a common ground through negotiation
& dialogue.
H) plan a common protest after a consensual
J) Achieve a settlement.
Note 😯
1 By not joining a call given By your parent
majority unions(employee or Offocers' Unions /
Associations) we are demonstrating to IBA, MoF,
Government, Industry & Corporate world the
disunity among us! Such disunity has been used
By Babar & Lord Clive to rule over Such a huge
population & we Bankers are only a million in
strength!!! 1000000, or 1030158 to be exact. As
on 31-03-2014.
2 During demonstrations, rallies, dharna &, strikes
Government posts plain clothed intelligence
bereau Officer in what security agencies call in
3. Based upon the reports of these IB Officials
does the Government, IBA, MoF, Department of
Banking as well as UFBU negotiators &
constituents decide on the next course of
action / strategy.
4. The plain stark truth is that we are at the
moment heavily disunited. There is a Great deal
of disunity among/between us!!
4)There Are 3 Groups
1 consisting of newly
recruited young Bankers.
 2 Associations constituents of wage negotiating Umbrella Organisation UFBU
3 We older Bankers, who are painfully watching both
the parties fight each other like Two valiant
fighters both not giving up.
While New Bankers Are like Djokovik, vibrant, strong, full of energy,  constantly action won his feet, shuffling  constantly, shuffling, shifting weight from one feet to another.
Trade unions Are like Rafael Nadal, old, experienced , wily,  fighter, schemer, cool, silent, hurt, injured, but yet not giving up the fight. Constantly reinventing himself to outwit the young agile Djoker.
4 Allegations traded By both,  is the yellow slazenger/Puma tennis
Ball,  lobbed & volleyed at each other with stronger force each time .

5 We the other Bankers, who Are neither young, nor with in Unions or UFBU,  Are very much like Pankaj Kapoor & James Jaffrey in The Maggi Hot &, Sweet Tomato Chilli Saree TVC see HERE
 Like the Blind Dhritrashtra (Om Puri)
in the classic Kundan Shah Satire "Jaane bhi do
shouting intrermittantly "Yeh Kya Ho Raha Hai" see HERE VERY FUNNY.

 6. The IBA is like Shakuni, adding fuel to
fire with Mahabharat like pay commission idea. In
the end we Bankers will be like 5 pandavas and
their pet dog going to Kailash parvat to attain

If Draupadi had not said "Andhey ka beta andha" Mahabharat would not have
happened. Or even Kaurav & Pandava had shown
maturity Duryodhan had ignored Draupadi's snide
remark & walked away, and continued with ruling
Hasthinapur the story would end as
"And they lived  happily ever after."
Draupadi Youngsters
Duryodhan UFBU
Shakuni IBA + some instigating people asking
Draupadi to ask for Duryodhan blood to tie her
And me dear reader, am the non parties, neutral Observer,
 Sanjaya who, is watching carefully, attentively and reporting the Kurukshetra Warren, from Mahabharat to the Blind Kaurava King & Duryodhana's father King Dhritarashtra.
Hindustan Times
Ganesh ji writing Mahabharat from Ved Vyas's continuous utterances.
Should we blame Ganesh ji? No!
Draupadi? No!
Duryodhan? No!
We Should All
Unitedly fight Shakuni.
Om Shanti
UFBU zindabad
BPS zindabad
Employees unity zindabad
Workers unity zindabad
Trade unions long live
UFBU March on
BPS negotiators March on
Awaaaaaaz do
Hum ek Hain
Arrey zor se Awaaaaaaz do Hum ek Hain
Long live PSU Banks
Long live Bankers
Long Live India
Long live Indians

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