What are public sector bankers doing on Sunday? Sharing their grief over 935 days

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BusinessUpdated on : Sunday, May 24, 2020, 1:20 PM IST File imageET imageOver the last three years (935 days), the Public Sector Banks (PSBs) employees have not got a pay hike. Despite repeated dialogues between PSBs trade union, United Forum of Bank Unions and Indian Banking Association (IBA), nothing concrete materialised. Today, both institutions along…

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Over the last three years (935 days), the Public Sector Banks (PSBs) employees have not got a pay hike. Despite repeated dialogues between PSBs trade union, United Forum of Bank Unions and Indian Banking Association (IBA), nothing concrete materialised. Today, both institutions along with the Department of Financial Services (come under the finance ministry) have been questioned by the Twitterati mostly bankers on why the wage hike never happened.

UFBU is an umbrella body of nine bank unions AIBEA, AIBOC, NCBE, AIBOA, BEFI, INBEF, INBOC, NOBW and NOBO. Meanwhile, IBA is the representative body of management of banking in India. Trade unions usually make a representation to IBA on hiking the wages.

— हाथीराम चौधरी बैंक वाले (@Lazy_Banker) May 24, 2020

The banking management maintained considering the present slippages of the banks, it cannot agree with a hike of 20 per cent on payslip components as suggested by the unions. But IBA suggested an adequate increase of 12.25 per cent on payslip component has been offered, which unions disagreed.

The most mysterious thing for a PSU Banker is their “Wage Revision Talks” which sometimes looks like a Super Secret Deal btwn 2 Parties (IBA & UFBU) that has nothing to do with Bankers in particular.

A thread to understand role of IBA in Misery of Bankers;#BankNirbharBharat

[email protected] (@Bankers_United) May 17, 2020

During this time of Coronavirus, there has been a level of fear among the bank employees as they have to interact with customers. So, they felt the government has failed the bankers there.

Govt announced 20 lakh crore relief package but not a single penny for bankers.

Why bankers always remain excluded from every welfare program of government?

Why we face this discrimination always?

10+ died

200+ are infected

1000+ are Quarantine

RT with #935Days #YouFailedBankers

— Dushyant Thakur (@DushyantSinghTh) May 24, 2020

The public sector banks have been actively working to ensure that various government schemes reach different sections of the society. This is apart from the existing daily duties and responsibilities. So, along with 935 days, ‘you failed bankers‘ is also trending in social media.

Top it all, bankers have been regularly pulled up by various authorities for their lending decisions.

See below some tweets raising issues faced by the bankers.

As banker we did our part & we supposed to get in return!

Safety❌

Protection❌

Rapid Testing❌

Insurance❌

Appreciation❌

But what we Actually Got

Covid19 Loan✔

PMGKY diabursal✔

A/c Opening✔

Insurance Target ✔

We failed them or they failed Bankers????#YouFailedBankers

[email protected] (@Bankers_United) May 24, 2020

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