Hyderabad, Sept 11 :
The Joint Action Committee comprising all the award staff unions of Andhra Bank on Friday staged a dharna by abstaining from duties throughout the country demanding cancellation of all the ‘vindictive transfers’ issued by the management. These staff unions were affiliated to the AIBEA, BEFI, NCBE and INBEF.
In a press communique issued here on Friday, the Joint Action Committee stated that the 7,500 employees from 1500 branches throughout the country were participating in the country agitation.
The employees said that Andhra Bank management had resorted to mass transfers in violation of the agreed and settled norms in the matter of transfers.
The committee has demanded cancellation of these transfers since they were issued in violation of the bilateral understandings and with ‘mala fide motive to terrorise and harass the employees.' The committee accused the management of resorting to suppress the employees and staff unions by using police force.
Meanwhile, supporting the agitation of the Andhra Bank employees, the leaders of the Andhra Pradesh Bank Employees' Federation (APBEF) and the National Confederation of Bank Employees (NCBE) informed the Andhra Bank management that ``In case the matter is not resolved amicably, all other bank employees of various banks in the State will resort to various supportive actions, including boycotting clearing cheques of Andhra Bank.''