PV Mohanan, general secretary of the Dhanlaxmi Bank Officers Organisation (DBOO) and president of All-India Bank Officers Confederation (AIBOC), Kerala, was terminated on June 11 ‘without citing any reason.’
The Kerala unit of AIBOC observed a lightning strike the very next day, which was followed by a 33-day-long hunger strike by 1,200 members of the DBOO, union sources said here.
The Kerala government and the central trade unions intervened in the matter and held conciliatory meetings in July.
The bank management and DBOO/AIBOC reached an understanding on July 15 in the presence of Ramesh Chennithala, state home minister, and leaders of central trade union leaders.
As per this, the bank had to freeze the termination order and to conduct meetings with the unions to settle the matter within two months.
The employee on whom termination order was served would go on leave during this period. The officers association was also advised not to go for agitation during the period.
But the bank management has failed to keep its end up in the settled terms of agreement even after the lapse of these two months.
The freeze on the termination order has not been effected till date nor has salary been paid to the employee.
The unions accused of the management of avoiding bilateral discussions for normalising the situation despite repeated attempts made by them.
Source : Thehindubusinessline