Corp Bank officers stage protest against transfers

UFBU plans stir on June 12


Speaking at a protest organised by the CBOO in front of the Corporation Bank Head Office here on Thursday, Nayak said that the officers working in Corporation Bank are governed under a mutually agreed transfer policy. There are specific provisions governing the transfer of officers to North, South, rural branches, places identified as hardship centres and with regard to posting people who are nearing retirement. “The current year’s transfers have witnessed a brute expression of arrogance of power by violating almost all the policy guidelines,” Nayak charged.

“Apart from this, there are a lot of instances of favouritism and discrimination. The management also has resorted to victimisation by transferring functionaries and office-bearers of the organisation with a view to curtail the movement of the officers,” he alleged.

CBOO Chairman T R Bhat said that management had transferred officials before the completion of three years violating norms. “Those who were transferred to North or any other remote part of the nation should be given three options of their wish as per the agreement. However, the management has ignored officers by not considering their requests of transfering them to a place of their option,” Bhat added.

Emergency Meet

An emergency meeting of the Executive Committee of the CBOO will be held in Mangalore on June 10 to chalk out the future course of action including an agitation, if necessary, Nayak informed.

CBOO President D N Prakash, General Secretary Kaushik Ghosh and Deputy General Secretary Ekanath Baliga were present. More than 200 officers working in Head Office and local branches and other offices participated in the demonstration.

UFBU protest

A protest was organised by the United Federation of Bank Unions (UFBU) in front of the State Bank of India branch near the Deputy Commissioner’s Office in Mangalore on Thursday.

Speaking on the occasion, CBOO Chairman T R Bhat said that a national-level strike will be organised to pressurise the government for the fulfilment of various demands of the bank employees on June 12. UFBU convenor Leo Rodrigues, AIBEA leader Ajay Manjrekar and BEFI leader Madhava were present.

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