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May Day martyrs -Forget them not?

Only a few months back the 1st May was observed all over the world as Labour Day, ofcourse at many a places just merely as a routine ritual unmindful of its virtual significance and the cruelmost horrific death of 4 stalwarts of the movement preceded by 6 others. The protestants included a large number of women and all of them led the movement demanding fixed working hours for the workforce to not more than 8 hours a day as against the unlimited working hours a day exactly the way the callous practice was obtaining in India by the then ruling East India Company in the country. The incident is more elaborately covered by V Ganesan, himself a legendary trade union leader of STATE BANKS’ STAFF UNION, THE THEN MADRAS CIRCLE in his book MOMENTOUS MOVEMENT which book is a must read book for those who belong to bank employees unions particularly those in State Bank of India.

The movement turned to a massacre with the different managements in a total connivance of the Government and as a final outcome of their furry against the employees there were the manifold victimisations further let loose to include assault and killings. The 4 top leaders who prominently in the light were pronounced as the main accused and awarded death sentence. They might have been spared if they sought pardon but they refused to budge an inch, they rather accepted the death penalty instead and were hanged. These champions of the movement besides several others were –

1   ALFRED PARSANS      HANGED      11-11-1887

2   AUGUST SPICE            HANGED       11-11-1887

3   ADOLF PISHER           HANGED       11-11-1887

4   GEORGE ENGEL          HANGED       11-11-1887

They are no more with the workforce in the world as a whole but the very fact that the mission for which they had to embrace death is alive much enough for some cause or the other. The current generation, more so the union leaders, are addicted to comforts, laxity in work and lot many other facilities with a cozy most environment and there is hardly any visible movement in sight but if they forget the past and sacrifices made by their predecessor generations, they lose their present too and if they lose the present, they lose their very base and existence. If nothing, they ARE NOT TO FORGET THE PAST AND THE SACRIFICES made by their predecessor generations failing which they are bound to suffer from inevitable disaster. Continue reading May Day martyrs -Forget them not?

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Pensioners Issues–Many a sips between cup and the lips:

It’s a sort of a renaissance period going on in relation to pensioners issues and every time a clinch to the problems look imminent some hurdle or the other jumps to the scene and it appears as if there is no end to such impediments. In reply to some of the enthusiasts, KR Saini has given a clarification that reads like this:

    ….,AS YOU ARE AWARE THAT FOR COMPUTATION OF PENSION PURPOSE BASIC PAY,PROFESSIONAL QULIFICATION PAY AND FIXED PERSONAL PAY ARE TO BE TAKEN.HOWEVER,NEITHER IN THE COMMITTE’S REPORT NOR IN THE APPROVAL LETTER THERE IS MENTIONED OF P.Q.P ANDF.P.P.SIR, WHILE CONVEYING APPROVAL OF REVISION OF PENSION FOR 8TH BIPARTITE RETIREES THIS TYPE OF MISTAKE OCCURED NOT INCLUDING F.P.P INTHE FIRST INSTACE AND ON TAKING UP BY THE BANK F.P.P WAS ALSOKRSaini INCLUDED FOR PENSION PURPOSE TO 8TH BIPARTITE RETIREES.IN THIS CONNECTION KINDLY REFER TO WEB SITE OF SBI PENSIONERS’ ASSOCIATION(MUMBAI)PUNE (BANK’S CIRCULAR) AT SERIAL NO4.SIMILARLY IN THE CASE OF 9TH BIPARTITE RETIREES P.Q.P AND F.P.P HAS NOT BEEN  INCLUDED FOR PENSION PURPOSE IN THE FIRST INSTANCE BY THE BANK.LATERON BY TAKING UP THE MATTER WITH GOVERNMENT THIS MISTAKE WAS ALSO RECTIFIED.IN THIS CONNECTION,KINDLY REFER CIRCULARS AT SERIAL NO 32 AND  34  OF THE WEB SITE OF SBI PENSIONERS’ ASSOCIATION (MUMBAI)PUNE.

         FURTHER,I HAVE TO ADVISE THAT ALL INDIA STATE BANK OFFICERS’ FEDERATION HAS ALREADY TAKEN UP  THIS ISSUE IMMEDIATELY WITH THE MANAGEMENT OF S.BI FOR INCLUDING P.Q.P AND F.P.P FOR PENSION   PURPOSE VIDE CIRCULAR NO 42.WE ARE REQUISTING THAT OUR PENSIONERS’ FEDERATION SHOULD ALSO TAKE UP THE MATTER IMMEDIATELY WITH S.B.I FOR RECTIFICATION  FOR   CALCULATION OF REVISED PENSION TO 7TH BIPARTITE RETIREES BY INCLUDING P.Q.P AND F.P.P.KINDLY DO REPLY ME.


 

Pensioners Issues–Many a sips between cup and the lips:

It’s a sort of a renaissance period going on in relation to pensioners issues and every time a clinch to the problems look imminent some hurdle or the other jumps to the scene and it appears as if there is no end to such impediments. In reply to some of the enthusiasts, KR Saini has given a clarification that reads like this:

    ….,AS YOU ARE AWARE THAT FOR COMPUTATION OF PENSION PURPOSE BASIC PAY,PROFESSIONAL QULIFICATION PAY AND FIXED PERSONAL PAY ARE TO BE TAKEN.HOWEVER,NEITHER IN THE COMMITTE’S REPORT NOR IN THE APPROVAL LETTER THERE IS MENTIONED OF P.Q.P ANDF.P.P.SIR, WHILE CONVEYING APPROVAL OF REVISION OF PENSION FOR 8TH BIPARTITE RETIREES THIS TYPE OF MISTAKE OCCURED NOT INCLUDING F.P.P INTHE FIRST INSTACE AND ON TAKING UP BY THE BANK F.P.P WAS ALSOKRSaini INCLUDED FOR PENSION PURPOSE TO 8TH BIPARTITE RETIREES.IN THIS CONNECTION KINDLY REFER TO WEB SITE OF SBI PENSIONERS’ ASSOCIATION(MUMBAI)PUNE (BANK’S CIRCULAR) AT SERIAL NO4.SIMILARLY IN THE CASE OF 9TH BIPARTITE RETIREES P.Q.P AND F.P.P HAS NOT BEEN  INCLUDED FOR PENSION PURPOSE IN THE FIRST INSTANCE BY THE BANK.LATERON BY TAKING UP THE MATTER WITH GOVERNMENT THIS MISTAKE WAS ALSO RECTIFIED.IN THIS CONNECTION,KINDLY REFER CIRCULARS AT SERIAL NO 32 AND  34  OF THE WEB SITE OF SBI PENSIONERS’ ASSOCIATION (MUMBAI)PUNE.

         FURTHER,I HAVE TO ADVISE THAT ALL INDIA STATE BANK OFFICERS’ FEDERATION HAS ALREADY TAKEN UP  THIS ISSUE IMMEDIATELY WITH THE MANAGEMENT OF S.BI FOR INCLUDING P.Q.P AND F.P.P FOR PENSION   PURPOSE VIDE CIRCULAR NO 42.WE ARE REQUISTING THAT OUR PENSIONERS’ FEDERATION SHOULD ALSO TAKE UP THE MATTER IMMEDIATELY WITH S.B.I FOR RECTIFICATION  FOR   CALCULATION OF REVISED PENSION TO 7TH BIPARTITE RETIREES BY INCLUDING P.Q.P AND F.P.P.KINDLY DO REPLY ME.


 

Red in tooth and claw–It’s May Day today!


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It is in fact too cosy and comfortable a life for trade union leaders with hardly any performance but one has not to forget that on this very first day of May the four leaders in America were hanged to death for simply demanding fixed working hours in different establishments in the country and it

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was for this crime that four leaders were hanged not only at the behest of different managements but as a clear cut decision as from the Government then in the saddle. I see there are greetings exchanged on the occasion but in actual terms it’s a day of mourning. Why greetings? This is the day to be solemnly remembered respectfully by all the workers of the world, more so by different leaderships as a great pointer for them. Let us bow down in the name of those who sacrificed their life for the cause of the workers all over the globe praying for the peace to the great souls.

Red in tooth and claw–It’s May Day today!


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It is in fact too cosy and comfortable a life for trade union leaders with hardly any performance but one has not to forget that on this very first day of May the four leaders in America were hanged to death for simply demanding fixed working hours in different establishments in the country and it

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was for this crime that four leaders were hanged not only at the behest of different managements but as a clear cut decision as from the Government then in the saddle. I see there are greetings exchanged on the occasion but in actual terms it’s a day of mourning. Why greetings? This is the day to be solemnly remembered respectfully by all the workers of the world, more so by different leaderships as a great pointer for them. Let us bow down in the name of those who sacrificed their life for the cause of the workers all over the globe praying for the peace to the great souls.

The price of leading a mission:


Yeh, Toba, how tortuous it is to lead a mission on some issue or the other passing through less bouquets and images (17)more bricks coupled with unending sequence of tortures culminating in to death by hanging. This is what happened in America where August Spice, a leading union leader along with his 3 prominent associates were hanged for the reason that they raised demand for fixed working hours as eight. This images (18)is a big story and the full details are covered in my forthcoming book ‘Beyond the barriers’.Seconds before August Spice was hanged he said “a day will come where our silence will be more louder than our words”. Please read this post in conjunction with an earlier one dated 31st October’2016 in this very blog.


Why ill treat the workforce?


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Please take a reference of the post ‘You too owe them your blood’ on this blog. It bears a comment by K.V. Lakshmanan with the weight lurking to an adverse tilt but the narrative being quite meaningful it is healthful from a positive analysis point of view which is important to elicit a result oriented outcome. It is for this reason that the comment in question is being reproduced below verbatim providing a sound approach to the issue. We are thankful to him. The subject relates to fundamental aspects of Trade Union movement, hence it has to be dealt with adhering to no bias approach:

K.V.Lakshmanan commented on You too owe them your blood:

As a part of any trade union you are a successor to those who shed their blood in virtual terms to secure the very basic …

This situation arose because,in banking industry, the trade union movement started developing on the wrong direction in early 1970s.
Instead of protecting the employees from the Bank management for victimisation,they encouraged rowdyism in banks,and protected those who indulged in rowdyism and goondaism.Organaisational elections fought on caste,and unethical basis.The officers were harassed by union people.Then came officers association,but again the same story.They also no different.They recommended for transfer officers who did not toe with them,harassed honest officers and supported corrupt officers who have fall in line with them.T he officers were compelled to collect donations for association from advance oriented branches.I my self was victimised by staff union for being a banks witness in a assault case of branch manager by a clerk,and as officer I did not join the wrongful demonstration and agitation of officers association ,carried out against honest officers/to protect corrupt officials.The officers association was active only during annual transfer of officers,and on off season to protect dishonest /corrupt officers.
Further cheating of employees/officers started by way of signing the wage revision settlements ,throwing interest of members to achieve their own interest/pecuniary obligations from Bank/GOI as had happened in the case of 7 th bipartite wage settlement.

Now how can we expect a strong trade union?


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