Our joy knows no bounds to greet AIBOA on its birthday 14.02.2013, on successful completion of 32 years of eventful existence, making a mark on its own and caring niche amongst the unions with initiative and role play which has been game change in nature. AIBOA has been a distinct union refusing to beaten track and never adopting a style of tour and go functioning so prevalent in today’s TU leadership.
Today’s joy is further increased by the special gift of the central committee to all Bank Officers with the relaunching of Two Roses magazine for its readers to enliven their TU work and lead them multi dimensional world of light reading and useful debates to build up our versatility.
In today’s context where Union circulars or Bank’s circulars are hardly studies, the magazine follow up the void greatly. It can measure the pulse of member and the industry and enable the organisation to evolve correct response to changing situations.
In a changing of world of business practice, Banking is undergoing a metamorphosis and those who did. Batliboi accounting are today totally obsolete. Updation if not done regularly red unlacing is the danger. Redeployment has to imaginatively built up. This apart we have to continued with technology and master it to exhibit. Public Sector Banks have failed to attract younger clients who go to private or foreign banks and even pay more because of lack of derive and marketing from Public Sector Banks. These are emerging challenge.
New trade union ways are to be formed out. Strikes are becoming less effective with ATM network exceeding 60000 in number and online service in place already. Every strike we find about 40% of workforce go on leave. Moreover the industry has witnessed ritualistic morchas and strikes without logical conclusive during youngsters away from the Trade Union hub.
The new magazine should be a new life of enlivening the thought process of officers in Banks and prove to be a fresh tool of refreshing entertainment and food for thought.
To enable all members to avail the publication, it may be well understood that our units raise the subscriptions to every member, the publication will run into serious problems as we cannot afford the subsidy other magazine get having a bigger resource base. So our efforts and success of the magazine are closely interviewed.
Because of Two Roses coordination may not break new hights. Unless unions decide to sincerely and seriously work together, coordination may remain only on paper. At best Two Roses may play the harp on coordination which we customarily do and should also try to infuse new thoughts on better coordination between AIBEA-AIBOA which is the only source of enliving our movement and make our many too a harbinger of new thought and new wake of trade union movement in the country.