Sunday, September 28, 2014

Bipartite talks between IBA and UBFU on 26th Sept 2014 - Pension related matters

We reproduce below relevant paras from the circular issued by UFBU regarding bipartite talks held between IBA and UFBU on 26th Sept 2014.
 Pension related matters i.e. 100% DA on pension for pre-Nov. 2002 retirees, improvement in family pension, provision for periodical updation of pension

After discussion, IBA informed that they are inclined to favorably consider the demand of 100% DA on pension for pre-Nov. 2002 retirees.  IBA further informed that cost aspect on improvement in family pension is being worked out and they would soon take a decision on the same.  IBA responded positively on this issue. As regards updation of pension, IBA informed that in view of the high cost involved, it would be difficult to agree to the same.  On our insistence, IBA agreed that any viable and affordable proposition from the UFBU in this regard would be examined.


UBFU has decided to go on agitation path as they are not satisfied with offer by IBA regarding wage revision.  Agitation program includes demonstrations  and one day strike.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Pension option to CRS employees - Supreme Court Decision

Pension option to Compulsorily Retired employees was denied under 9th Bipartite Settlement in which pension option was given to other eligible retirees. Recently Division Bench of Supreme Court dismissed special leave petitions by Andhra Bank Management against Andhra High Court order allowing pension option to the compulsory Retired Employees also along with the option given to other eligible retirees under 9th settlement. 
Since the judgement has been given by highest court of the country, Andhra Bank management is under obligation to give pension option to the petitioners and other eligible retirees in the bank.
Order passed by the Supreme Court in the above referred SLPs and  the principles laid down by division bench of Andhra High Court while delivering the judgement in the matter  are applicable not only to the petitioners but to all affected compulsory Retired employees
AIBRF has written a letter to Chairman IBA requesting him to advise all member banks to pass the benefit  and give pension option to all compulsarily  retired employees.

Source : AIBRF website