officers to strike in March
14 February 2002
In pursuance of its demand for the introduction of a voluntary
retirement scheme (VRS) package, the Corporation Bank Officers’
Organisation (CBOO) has decided to go on a one-day strike in March
2002 if the bank management fails to offer a viable separation
package by then.
officers will also hold a relay hunger strike at the bank’s
corporate office here on 14 and 15 February to coincide with the
bank’s business plan conference. Officers belonging to CBOO,
which in turn is affiliated to the All-India Bank Officers’
Confederation, have been on a ‘work-to-rule’ agitation
demanding the introduction of a VRS.
Consequent upon a resolution adopted at the organisation’s
general body meeting, CBOO submitted a memorandum to the
management in this regard in December 2001. A bipartite meeting
was subsequently held on 13 December in which the management was
said to have refused to consider the officers’ demand.
Thereafter, as per a decision of the CBOO executive committee, a
‘notice of agitation’ was served to the management on 18
Since 31 December, the
officers have been on a work-to-rule agitation — strictly
adhering to working hours, following rules literally, not
attending official functions after office hours and delaying the
submission of statistical information to the controlling offices.
CBOO has also submitted a memorandum to the Union finance
a press conference here on 13 February, CBOO president T R Bhat
and general secretary D N Prakash said despite several meetings
having been held since 18 December the management continued to
argue that there was no surplus staff in Corporation Bank. CBOO,
however, insists that its demand for VRS has nothing to do with
the existence or non-existence of surplus staff.
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