Mangalore: The United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU) has threatened to go on a two-day nationwide strike next month to press for their demands, including a hike in pay scales.
The UFBU, an umbrella organisation of nine unions in the
banking industry, decided to protest against the negative
attitude of the Indian Banking Association (IBA) and the
government and threatened to go on a nation-wide strike on
August six and seven, All India Bank Officers` Confederation
(AIBOC) General Secretary G D Nadaf told reporters here today.
Despite the robust performance in business, growth and
profits par excellence by all banks, the employees and
officers` salary revision, which was due from November one,
2007, was kept in cold storage by the IBA and government, he
Unfortunately, the IBA at the instance of the government
has reduced its earlier offer on salary revision from 17.5 per
cent to 15 per cent, he said.
The 17.5 per cent offer of IBA was also rejected by
the UFBU as it was far below our expectations, he added.
The working class was totally unhappy about the 2009-10
Budget as it was corporate-oriented and "AAM AADMI" was
neglected, he alleged.
Passing on the burden of Fringe Benefit Tax (FBT) on
employees from employers was a retrograde step, he opined.