The Story Behind Us
12th September 1964 will be engraved in the history of trade union movements in banking industry in golden letters. It was on that auspicious day, a few fire-brand officers in Bank of Baroda came together under the banner of All India Bank of Baroda Officers Association (AIBOBOA), for protecting the rights of Officers in Bank of Baroda.
A time tested Association serving officers fraternity in Bank of Baroda for the last 56 years. AIBOBOA being majority Association (WITH ABOUT 21000 + DULY VERIFIED MEMBERSHIP), has been duly recognized by the Bank and thus the sole bargaining body for officers in Bank of Baroda. Management is holding Structured Meetings with AIBOBOA at Corporate/Zonal/Regional level at six months interval. Our representative will be on Bank’s Board. Our General Secretary and President were on the Board of the Bank in the recent past. We have achieved one of the best set of service conditions amongst PSBs. Our officer colleagues who have joined in recent merger from other two Banks are benefitted and must have realized the difference in service conditions which are due to sincere efforts of AIBOBOA. Our Association due to majority status enjoys the consultative status in HR policy issues like Promotion Policy, Transfer Policy and Staff Accountability policy etc. We are providing experienced and trained Defence Representative to officers who are facing disciplinary actions to defend their cases effectively.
We are providing opportunity to youngsters by grooming them to accept responsibility as future leaders at Central/Zonal and Regional level. Youngsters now represent our Central Committee, Zonal Committee and Regional Committees. Well connected with primary members, we are visible with our activities and accessible to members.
We are affiliated to Indian National Bank Officers’ Congress (INBOC) & Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC), the biggest trade union body of our country. Our General Secretary Sh. Prem Kumar Makker is also General Secretary of Indian National Bank Officers’ Congress (INBOC) which is one of the constituents of UFBU and represents our interest at Industry level.
In its five decades of vibrant existence for the officers’ cause, AIBOBOA has treaded a path filled with thorns of challenges and yet has emerged as a united force, exemplifying the sagacity of its leadership with sense of purpose for its members. This success has led the Association, to enter into its Golden Jubilee year on 12thSeptember 2013 as the sole body recognized by the management to represent issues concerning officers in the Bank. When many other trade unions were only painted in the militant mould of trade unionism, Association pursued its dual purpose of assiduously protecting the interests of its members and, at the same time, zealously working for the business development of the Bank. This unique philosophy of the Association coupled with its laurels from successive Bank managements has gone far for our involvement and contribution to the Bank’s growth. The Association has been widely recognized and respected in the whole banking industry. AIBOBOA had the foresight to evolve and espouse its distinct proactive philosophy of “GROW WITH THE BANK”
We are conscious of our responsibility and have always taken up and got redressed genuine grievances of officers and their constraints/hardships, issues relating to injustice, discrimination, denial of rightful entitlements, denial of leave with management seeking its timely redressal. We have always been pursuing and presenting before management with all sincerity to secure improvement in our service conditions/working conditions. In reciprocation, we expect all officers to be members of AIBOBOA, increasing its membership thus strengthening its hands for better bargaining for all, as also to protect yourself on a rainy day. Our Vision is “ONE BANK ONE STRONG UNION”
Our Vision is “ONE BANK ONE STRONG UNION”