Strike in Dhanalaxmi Bank!!
What is going on in Dhanalaxmi Bank?
Victimized for legitimate trade union activities and whistle blowing certain irregular activities of the Management.
Yes, General Secretary of AIBOC union in Dhanalaxmi Bank has been dismissed.
AIBOC circular says………
Our Affiliate, Dhanalakshmi Bank Officers Organisation(DBOO) is on the war path following an acute Industrial Relations crisis, that has been persisting in Dhanlaxmi Bank since one year.
Attempts made by the DBOO to settle it through negotiations failed, owing to the adamant stance taken by the Management. Even after the intervention of the National and Kerala State Unit of AIBOC, bilateral talks have not been fruitful. The management of the Bank, violated the settled terms and refused to sign the ‘minutes’ even after the discussions were concluded.
Beyond these apparent reasons, there were serious problems inside the Bank which were suppressed by the Bank. The Dhanlaxmi Bank’s Management and the DBOO fell out after our affiliate resorted to a whistle blowing to expose a high value fraud in one of its Mumbai branches. This act of DBOO was contrary to the Management’s interest, and ever since then the Industrial Relations got strained. A huge scam got unearthed subsequently but the involvement of the higher officials was suppressed carefully. Our affiliate has reported that an officer (Scale I) has been implicated in the fraud and is in Mumbai jail since 1 ½ months. On the other hand the real culprits, alleges our affiliate, walk free.
The office bearers of DBOO have been victimized for whistle blowing and the General Secretary of the DBOO even faces a threat of life. Our affiliate also demanded a forensic audit into the scam and also in all appointments the Bank has been making indiscriminately in the last 2 years. So the main
demand is : STOP VICTIMISATION OF WHISTLE BLOWERS.
OTHER DEMANDS :
• Stop human rights violation activities in the Bank (including a gender issue), punish the culprit who perpetrates such crimes,
• Respect bilateralism, settle other internal issues without any further delay,
• Withdraw all victimization transfers and stop denial of eligible transfers of officers,
……many other demands.
Now strike by all affiliates of AIBOC in all banks through out the state of Kerala.
. I request all the constituents of UFBU in the State of Kerala to extend moral support to the striking officers.
Murali, Convenor, UFBU
BEFI unit in Kerala extended support to the strike.