Friday, July 10, 2015
How wage negotiations in LIC are progressing?
How wage negotiations in LIC are progressing?
Thursday, May 21, 2015
A joint meeting of the Unions / Associations in LIC was held on 14th May 2015 i.e. Thursday at Bengaluru to discuss the issues of wage-revision, one more option for pension and other allied matters. The unions which participated in this meeting were NOINO, Class-I Federation, NFIFWI, AIIEA, Class-III Federation, BVKS, NOIW(BMS) & NOIW. Other unions also joined subsequently.
A joint call has been given by unions to observe following programmes of agitation to press the (LIC) management for early settlement of a reasonable wage-revision and allied matters:
17th & 24th June 2015 : Lunch-hour demonstrations before all offices
1st July 2015 : Badge wearing and Lunch-hour demonstrations
7th July 2015 : Lunch-hour demonstrations
8th July 2015 : One day strike
As per decisions taken earlier by joint front of unions in LIC, officers and employees were to go on one day strike on 8th July 2015 besides other agitational programmes to secure a good wage revision and one more pension option.
On 29th June 2015, LIC management wrote to unions requesting them to withdraw the July 8 strike as they (the management) were making all out efforts to get the approval of the government for an early and satisfactory wage settlement.
The unions considered the request of the management and came to unanimous decision to defer the proposed strike (on 8th July) in view of management's positive response.
The unions will meet again later in the month of July to review the developments and plan for the next course of action.
A NOINO delegation led by Shri Dattaraj Prabhukhanolkar, GS and Shri Ganesh Kamath, Chief Advisor met Shri Neeraj Agrawal, ED(Personnel) on 6.7.2015. Smt. Trupti Brahme and Smt. Neeta Prabhavalkar, both NOINO EC members were also present.
We discussed following issues along with particular individual cases.
1. One more option for pension :- We once again raised this issue & enquired about the status of this long-pending demand repeating all our arguments in favour of settlement of the issue. ED said that till now the management was NOT successful in convincing the concerned authorities but would continue its efforts.
2. Wage revision :- We conveyed the resentment & frustration prevailing in the minds of all (officers and) employees due to delay in the negotiations. We appealed management to expedite the talks and come with proposal as per expectations of the employees.
We also opposed the linkage of our wage-revision with that of Banks and reiterated our demand to pay as per paying capacity of LIC.
ED promised to once again take up the issues with Govt of India for early negotiations & settlement.
3. Anomaly in fixation after computer increment :- NOINO is the only union who has been raising this issue and following up the same vigorously. The details were discussed and ED assured to look in this issue and address it in near future by whatever possible means.
4. Five days' week :- We once again raised the voice of all employees to implement 5 days’ week (ALL SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS OFF) in LIC. It was brought to the notice of the management that other insurers(GIC) enjoy this benefit since long. ED assured to pay attention on it favourably.
5. Sabbatical/ Child care leave ;- We once again raised this issue. ED has assured to put up this before the Board and get it approved at the earliest.
A NOINO delegation led by Shri Prakash Javadekar, Union Minister & President, NOINO met Shri Amit Shah, President, BJP yesterday i.e. 9th July evening at 4.10 pm at Bandra, Mumbai. Shri Javadekarji was accompanied by Shri Ganesh Kamath, Chief Advisor, NOINO & Shri Ketan Purandare, All India EC member, NOINO.
The delegation basically drew Shri Shah's attention to two points – viz. delinking of Insurance Industry from that of the Banking Industry, particularly with regards to wage-revision & the attitude of the officials in the Finance Ministry who were blocking the legitimate demands of LIC employees. We urged him to intervene in this matter.
The delegation also handed over a memorandum which contained our demands relating to:-
1. Wage revision commensurate with LIC’s paying capacity,
2. One more(final) option for pension,
3. 5 days week (all Saturdays & Sundays off), and
4. Anomaly after computer increment.
Shri Amit Shah listened to us patiently. He recalled his association with LIC when he was a crorepati agent. He also assured the delegation to look into the issues raised by it.
NOINO will continue to follow-up the pending issues at all levels.
All the news taken from http://noinocentral.blogspot.in/
Noino is affiliated BMS(BJP)
The Majority union AIIEA does not seems to have official website.