“This is to inform you all that the proposed All India Bank Strike to be held tomorrow 19th November 2022, has been deferred as understanding has been reached,” a communication sent by representatives of AIBEA read.
The decision to withdraw the call for strike has not gone down well with a lot of bank employees who took a dig at the AIBEA and its office bearers on social media and vented out their anger against them.
A tweet by CH Venkatachalam general secretary of AIBEA informing about the decision to call off the strike drew a lot of ire from several bankers.
Notably, the call for strike was given by AIBEA owing to non-fulfilment of their demands by some banks and the association had also issued a statement on November 16 which had said, “During the meeting with Indian Banks Association (IBA) we reiterated our issues and demands arising out of the various unilateral decisions in violation of the existing provisions of Bipartite Settlement in some of the banks and the attacks on jobs and job security and vindictive actions in some other banks. We stated in the wake of these attacks, AIBEA has no alternative than to express its protest through our agitational programme and strike”.
AIBEA had also said, “Managements of the Banks submitted their viewpoints, despite our suggestion that any change or addition to the provisions of BPS can be mutually worked out, they could not give any categorical assurance that they will retrace their decisions on outsourcing, rotational transfer of employees, etc and abide by provisions of Bipartite settlements. In the absence of any concrete and positive developments warranting reconsideration of the strike, it has been decided to go ahead with the strike. Hence all our units and members are requested to go ahead and make the strike a success”.