Indian Bank employees in Ludhiana are staging an agitation demanding uninterrupted need-based recruitment of manpower in all cadres, among other things.
The employees’ union of the Bank stated that despite several meetings with the management, their demands have not been fulfilled and that is why they had decided to stage a protest and call a strike on 27 September.
The union members want there to be sufficient manpower in all branches, with at least two clerks in each branch, including the new branches. They have been asking for uninterrupted need-based hiring of clerical, sub-staff and permanent/ part-time sweepers too.
They are seeking release of clerical transfer orders according to the the bilateral transfer policy wherever vacancies are available. They are rasing their voices against the violation of the periodical transfer policy and wish for all violations to come to a stop. They are also demanding rational and scientific manpower assessment.
Other demands include release of special assistants’ post for 2018-2019 and 2019-2020; promotion of sub-staff to clerical cadre to fill vacancies in one category to another category; conversion of permanent part-time sweepers as house keeper-cum-peons; provision of permanent sub-staff and sweepers in all branches; implementation of Supreme Court judgment in respect of equal pay for equal work; payment of bonus according to the payment of Bonus Act to casually engaged people, increase in fuel expenditure reimbursement, and many more.
Meanwhile, other bank unions in the country have also called for two-day strike, starting at midnight on 25 Sept and continuing till 27 Sept, against the merger of 10 major PSBs which was recently announced by the finance minister.