Monday, October 21, 2013

Court for restricting trade union membership to employees - Asks government to amend relevant Acts to keep out outsiders

The Madras High Court has asked the government to amend provisions of the Trade Unions Act and the Industrial Disputes Act to prevent outsiders from being representatives or officer-bearers of the trade union of any establishment.
Justice N. Kirubakaran suggested this in his order restraining the Indian Overseas Bank, Chennai, from permitting two retired employees, L. Balasubramanian and S. Srinivasan, as president and secretary of the IOB Employees’ Union, to represent the employees in negotiations and discussions with the bank management.
Originally, S. Valaiyapathy, an employee, approached the court to prevent the retired employees from participating in the negotiation and discussions with the management. Disposing of the petition filed by Mr. Valaiyapathy, Mr. Justice Kirubakaran said, “The bank is a credit institution and cannot deal with an outsider who is not bound by any declaration of secrecy.”

Source :  The Hindu - 18th Oct  2013


Sunday, October 13, 2013

Bipartite talks between IBA and UBFU on wage revision

Another round of bipartite discussions was held on 11th Oct 2013 in Mumbai between IBA and UFBU on  demands for wage revision. IBA does not come out with any offer on wage revision. Pension issues were not taken for discussion. UFBU has given call for holding  demonstrations on 22nd Oct. 21, 2013, in all  State Capitals and other major centres.

Click here to view UFBU circular