VIBEWA meets UFBU leadership VIBEWA delegation under the leadership of General secretary Com. Krishnamurthy met the leadership of United Forum of Bank Unions on March 3 and 4, 2018 at Chennai.
The objectives fulfilled in the meetings were as follows: Introduce VIBEWA and impress upon them the necessary role of an organization for visually impaired bankers Explain about the actual and potential productivity of visually impaired in banks due to availability of assistive technology Appraise them about the guidelines issued by MOF for PWDs, and non-implementation of the same as brought to light by VIBEWA mega survey Impress upon them the need to increase conveyance allowance to PWDs to meet actual demand Urge them for inclusion of just demands of visually impaired bankers while representing with IBA and government The specific issues discussed with trade union leaders are: Filling up of back log vacancies Proper job identification and job mapping for blind and low vision Provision of assistive technology Training on usage of assistive technology Exemption from transfers and non-discrimination in promotions Increase in special conveyance allowance for PWDs Liaison officer and grievance redressal cell for PWDs On March 3, VIBEWA team met Com. D. Thomas Franco Rajendra Dev, General Secretary, AIBOC, at SBI LHO, Chennai who assured the following Increase in conveyance allowance for PWDs has already been taken up by UFBU in deliberations with IBA, and will be surely achieved He promised to demand the government, IBA and parliamentary standing committee to ensure implementation of MOF guidelines He encouraged VIBEWA to keep up its good work and stay in dialog On March 4, VIBEWA met Com. Rajagopal, General Secretary, BEFI Canara bank and Com. Ravishankar, Vice President, BEFI, at Tenampet, Chennai with whom the longest of the meetings took place BEFI spent nearly an hour in understanding various issues put forth by VIBEWA Promised to take up issues with appropriate authorities Encouraged VIBEWA to stay in constant dialog with BEFI leadership in future Generously offered conference hall and refreshing arrangements at BEFI office for VIBEWA’s activities On March 4, VIBEWA met Com. CH Venkatachalam, General Secretary, AIBEA, at Paris, Chennai He assured conveyance allowance issued has already been taken up in ongoing wage revision negotiations He enquired about individual cases of routine transfer of visually impaired bank employees and promised to protect their rights He assured to stand up for the rights of blind and low vision bankers He assured to release a press statement about issues pertaining to blind and low vision bank employees VIBEWA took another step towards empowerment of blind and low vision bankers by representing their issues to main stream trade union leadership. Such efforts will continue in future. Please feel free to forward this to E-groups and whats app groups. Search for old postings at: http://email@example.com/ To unsubscribe send a message to accessindia-requ...@accessindia.org.in with the subject unsubscribe. To change your subscription to digest mode or make any other changes, please visit the list home page at http://accessindia.org.in/mailman/listinfo/accessindia_accessindia.org.in Disclaimer: 1. Contents of the mails, factual, or otherwise, reflect the thinking of the person sending the mail and AI in no way relates itself to its veracity; 2. AI cannot be held liable for any commission/omission based on the mails sent through this mailing list..